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^ Drop by Bungalow 209! 

Budget crisis hits City College students hard 

By M.P.R. Howard 

tiews Briefs 

A judge has ruled that stu- 
dents who are California res- 
idents but are not U.S. citi- 
zens will be required to pay 
non-resident tuition, Support- 
ers say that the decision will 
save taxpayers millions of 
dollars, but a university 
spokesman said it could in- 
crease administrative costs 
to verify that all students 
were citizens. 

• *« 

Because of a scarcity of 
classes at state funded uni- 
versities and colleges, many 
students have enrolled in 
private schools to get thier 
degrees. Students enrolled at 
San Francisco State Univer- 
sity who are frustrated by not 
being able to enroll in some 
required courses are paying 
substantially more to take 
needed classes at private uni- 
versities, such as Golden 

• •* 

City College English in- 
structor Margaret Cruik- 
shank just authored a new 
book entitled "The Gay and 
Lesbian Liberation Move- 
ment." It was published by 
Routledge as part of a college 
testbook series on radical 
social movements. Reported- 
ly, it will be marketed in 
various countries, including 
Canada and the U.S. 

• «• 

Some college administra- 
tive changes have taken 
place as of Fall 1992. Among 
such changes are Former 
Admissions and Records 
Dean Mira Sinco who is now 
Dean of Student Financial 
Aid; former Financial Aid 
Dean Bob Balestreri is now 
Dean of Admissions and 

• •* 

There has been a 27 percent 
increase in the amount of 
revenue for contract educa- 
tion through City College. 
The program, which began 
in 1982, allows businesses 
and agencies to establish 
classes for their employees or 
service users. 

"Vowing that everything is 
on the table," Chancellor Evan 
S. Dobelle declared a "state of 
fiscal crisis" in the wake of 
the budget cuts suffered by City 
College on September 1st when 
Governor Pete Wilson signed 
the state budget. 

In a recent meeting of the 
vice chancellors. Budget and 
Planning Director Dale Shi- 
masaki painted a bleak budget 
picture that is at best gloomy. 
All undergraduate student fees 
will be raised by 67 percent, 
from $6-$10 a unit for lower 
division, with a jump to $50 per 
unit for those who have 
returned to school holding a 
bachelor's degree. 

Eliminated were the caps on 
how much the school could 
charge. The school can obtain 
a loan of $141 milhon from the 
state, but that would have to be 
repaid in two equal payments 
of $120.5 million a year over 
the next two years. This is 
over and above any future cuts 
to the system if the economy 
has not yet turn around before 
next years budget battles 

^^^'^ Savior 

Although Dobelle feels City 
College will be able maintain 
its present funding levels for 
the fall and spring semesters 
thanks in part to the passing of 
Prop 'A* by the voters of San 
Francisco late last year, there 
is a strong possibility of no 
summer school. 

Presently, the reduction in 
library hours by 10 hours, the 
loss of the photo lab on 
Sundays, longer lines outside 
of the language lab, and a 
proposal to charge student clubs 
a fee for use of classrooms for 
meetings and other activities, 
are just a prelude of some of 
the problems that students have 
already begun to feel when the 
Board of Trustees recenlty ap- 
proved the San Franciscvo 
Community College District 

Vice-chancellor Joe New- 
myer, from the state chan- 
cellor's Office of Fiscal Po- 
licy, predicted that when the 
new increases do go into effect 
on January 1993, the system 
will probably lose 50 percent of 
its student body (those forced to 
pay the $50 increase), while at 
least 100,000 students may be 
forced to dropout because of the 
new $10 per unit fee. 

Budget meeting 
At a statewide meeting of 
community college budget di- 
rectors held on September 11, 
City College Vice Chancellor 
Peter Goldstein estimated that 
the college will receive approx- 

imately $1.3 million less then 

"This will mean that we will 
barely make a 1 percent in- 
crease for growth," shrugged 
Goldstein. "It is now up to the 
budget committee and the 
Board of Trustees to decide 
what actions will be needed order to hold the line for 
the next two semesters." 

Although displaced workers, 
homemakers, and those people 
on general assistance are ex- 
empt from the fee increases, 
the chancellor was not sure 
how that should be monitored. 

Two new food service ven- 
dors have recently been con- 
tracted by City College to pro- 
vide vending and mobile ca- 
tering services. Service 
America has been awarded 
the vending contract and 
will be providing services 
until August 16, 1995. Crown 
Catering has received the 
mobile catering contract. 










Health fee 



By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

Nearly 25,000 unsuspecting 
students were surprised to find 
a new $7.50 Student Health Fee 
awaiting them as they regis- 
tered for Fall '92 classes. 

The fee was submitted to the 
Board of Trustees on June 25, 
1992, by Allene Timar. vice 
chancellor of Student Services, 
and approved a week later. 
Registration had already be- 
gun on July 1, 1992, and most 
students did not know about the 
fee until they formally regis- 

Although a survey of a small 
percentage of students was 
done last semester, Timar 
said, "it was in no way in- 
tended tn inform students about 
the fee." 

According to Timar, flyers 
were printed and posted "the 
very next day," but it was 
"unfortunate that the Board 
took so long deliberating." 
Students who had checks pre- 
viously made out for the exact 
tuition fee were allowed to reg- 
ister, but they will be billed 
later for the $7,50 fee. Failure 
to pay the fee will result in a 
"hold" being placed on the stu- 
dent's records ~ the same pro- 
cedure which is used when li- 
brary books are not returned. 

The heath fee was ori^nally 
devised by Student Health Ser- 
vices (SHS) in an attempt to 
augment the current funding 
from the General Fund, which 
has been in place for more 
than 20 years. 

According to Student Health 
Chair Myrna Quan Holden, 
"the fee was intended to pro- 
mote and encourage growth 
and diversity of services." 

See HEALTH on page 6 

Studonts register at City College. 

'u-to by Edmund Lee 

Tuition fees increase sharply 

By Gretchen Schubeek 

On the heels of Governor Pete 
Wilson's budget cuts, students 
can expect a $10 per unit fee ef- 
fective January 1993 for course 
work at City College. 

In addition, returning stu- 
dents who already have a 
bachelor's degree will now be 
charged $50 per unit under the 
new budget guidelines. Pre- 
viously, students with degrees 
didn't pay more for courses 
taken at City College. 

Governor Wilson initially 
wanted to hike fees to $20 per 
unit. However, his proposed 
increase was met with strong 
opposition from Democratic 
leaders who eventually com- 
promised on a $4 increase. 

A three-unit class that now 
costs $18 will jump to $30 next 
semester and there will be a no 
cap on the amount a student 
can pay in tuition. 
Days before the state budget 
was approved. Associated Stu- 
dent President Paul Dunn 
went to Sacramento armed 
with a petition signed by 
almost 6.000 students to lobby 
lawmakers on behalf of stu- 
dents protesting the proposed 
$20 per unit fee. 

The petition drive was insti- 
gated by City College student 
James C. Hudson who was 
outraged when he heard of the 
proposed fee increases coming 

out of Governor Wilson's of- 

Dunn said the petition had 
garnered over 1,000 signatures 
within the first hour of cir- 
culation from students who 
said they could no longer 
afford to go to college if the fees 
were increased to $20 per unit. 


Even though the proposed $20 
per unit fee hike was defeated, 
many students reacted strong- 
ly when they learned of the $4 

Christian Buikc, a 21->daf- 
old Broadcasting major who 
has been attending City Col- 
lege for two years, called the 
fee increases "ridiculous. 
[Hearing of) it really upsets 

According to Burke, "schools 
should be free." He said the 
fees only makes a college an 
institution that "sells informa- 

Kenny Kim, an Art major, 
was laid-off from work three 
months ago and he was forced 
to move in with his sister to 
make ends meet. "1 don't 
think it's right. It's tough to 
pay as it is." 

According to Dunn, many 
students will be facing a di- 
lemna. "When you raise fees, 
you put an extra burden on 
students that are already bur- 
dened by the system. You 
basically start a process of eli- 


Although the fee increase 
will add to the crunch many 
students are feeling over the 
current economic recesssion, 
many still view the com- 
munity college system as an 
affordable way to get an ed- 

"It's still a bargain. Still 
much less than a university," 
said 41-year-oId Cathy Hos- 
tettler, who is studying to be a 
nurse. She said she spent 
close to $350 on books alone 
this semester. 

Juan Gutierrez, a Physical 
Education major, said that 
Governor Wilson "stabbed us 
in the back. But we're better off 
than 1 thought we would be." 
Voting Block 

City College currently has 
90,000 students enrolled which, 
according to Dunn, is a "lar- 
ger population than some ci- 
ties. Students should make 
sure their fellow students, as 
well as themselves are re- 
gistered to vote. We need to 
make sure, so that when things 
come up, when elections are 
held, we will have a voice in 
who's going to be representing 

According to dunn, the last 
day to register to vote in the 
November election is October 
3rd. If you need information 
on how to register, stop by the 
Associated Student office lo- 
cated in the Student Union. 

Rams Upset Gavilan 

Non-credit division blamed 

College to lose GSL loans 

By Carol Livingston 

In the face of a federal order 
to cut the Government Student 
Loan (GSL) program from the 
non-credit division at City Col- 
lege, college officials are con- 
sidering withdrawing from the 
loan program altogether. 

The anticipated decision 
stems from a continuing high 
default rate by non-credit stu- 
dents who obtain GSL monies 
and the negative pubhcity that 
follows. To date, the college's 
non-credit division has a 45.2 
default rate, one of the highest 
among colleges in the nation 
who face discontinuance of fed- 
eral loan program. 

'The school just insures that 
the student is enrolled in 12 
units and is in satisfactory 
progress and has the need for 
the aid; thus we give them an 
entrance interview," said 
Dean of Admissions & Re- 
cords Robert Balestreri. "The 
school does not or is not 

responsible for seeing when 
and how these students pay off 
these loans -- we don't have a 
crystal ball that tells us they 
will pay off their debt; its 
ridiculous to have this (default 
rate) put on us." 

Allene Timar, vice chancel- 
lor of Student Services, added: 
"Its an indirect loan program. 
We verify 12 units and in good 
standing and the bank is the 
lender. We are not the mid- 
dleman and we are getting at- 
tributed with the default." 

However, the default rate for 
the Perkins loan program, in 
which City College has its own 
criteria and processing of the 
applications, is under four per- 

At a recent meeting of some 
department chairs, Timar re- 
ported that the college could 
decide to pullout of the GSL pro- 
See DEFAULT on pafe 6 

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visitors -■ just ask Runningback Dayon Carter. 

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Iron City A message to the powers that be... 

CHAOS by Brian Shuster 

By L Booth Eelley 


By M.P.R. Howard 




Well, out with the old and in 
with the new, and this is it. 
Shield your eyes, I'm about to 
turn on some lights. 

The student contact to the 
school administration is called 
the Associated Students. If you 
have a car you already know 
about these folks, they're the 
people that sell you the parking 
permit that allows you to 
legally not be able to find a 
parking place. The money that 
they raise goes into the Student 

Anyway, the officers of the 
Associated Students tend the 
Student Fund and see that it 
gets spent on students, which 
seems about right. 

If you belong to a club on 
campus then you have drunk 
from the fountain that is the 
Student Fund. The 

Student Fund is our closest 
link to the resources to which 
we are entitled, and we should 
watch it closely. Every 
department on campus is 
broke, and the Student Fund is 
a popular target for cash- 
strapped administrators; this is 
happenning right now in the 
form of "facility fees." 

As of July 1, the Building 
and Grounds department has 
set up a program to charge ren- 
tal fees for all "non-class" use 
of City College facilities. This 
means that if your club wants 
to have in a speaker one 
Saturday, they must pay $36 fifir 
b ftm: to rent a lecture hall. 

The idea of charging non- 
college groups to use the fa- 
cilities seems sound; but the 
wording of the fee schedule 
suggests that the Board of 
Supervisors would have to pay 
$100 to meet for two hours in 
the cafeteria. Where does all 
the money come from, student 
activities at a rate of $10-$70 
per hour? It comes, of course, 
from the Student Fiind. 

Is this a case of Building and 
Grounds trying to extort tens of 
thousands of dollars from us 
for using our own facilities? 
Maybe. I welcome the reply of 
"the Administration" to this 
hot potato(e). 

The parking problem grows 
wider and deeper, and with the 
ratio approaching something 
like one space per 50 students, 
one wonders why the issue is 
not being tackled more head- 
on. Is it almost a year that the 
voters gave us the use of the 
South Reservoir? 

I understand that it takes 
time to build a ramp, to figure 
on what street to build it, all 
sorts of logical hassles; but 
why haven't I even seen a 

In the mean time 1 humbly 
suggest that if understanding 
is indeed important to them( 
the Chancellor, Board of 
Trustees, Lieutenant of the 
Police, etc.) that what they 
should do is give up their 
priveledged parking in the loop 
and join the rest of us for good 
clean fun in the reservoir. Go 
for it. I'm sure it would get the 
south reservoir opened 
sooner.. .any takers? 

Anyway, other new things: 
running unopposed, Paul 'do 
what you done' Dunn was 
elected Associated Students 

"City college is a school of, 
lets be conservative, 75,000 
people. Man, that's big-ger 
than many cities. We have 
power, we just have to see it. I 
think the campus is getting 
ready. I think it's time for 
rebellion on campus -• what I 
suggest is rebellion at the polls. 
The rebellion will start elec- 
tion day." he said. 

Well, maybe it will and 
maybe it won't. I sure hope it 
does, but I'm still working on 
a backup plan... at any rate, 
this guy has got my ear, and I 
just discovered I'm not too 
jaded to believe that we the 
students can make efforts 
together and improve condi- 
tions on campus. 

If, however, any of this rings 
your bell, please drop me a note 
care of the opinion editor, in 
bun-galow 209 by the back side 

of campus I'm turning the 

light back out now, good night 
and God Bless. 

Hide in the marbled, hallow- 
ed halls of your capitals and 
court houses, cower behind 
your reinforced ramparts that 
envelope your stately man- 
sions, travel the grimy streets 
hidden within your phalanx of 
centurions of law and order, 
for no matter where you try to 
hide, the hypocrisy of the 
justice that you may claim to 
seek will find you. 

The uneducated, unclean, 
homeless R.A.M.'s (Raggedy 
Ass Masses) of the country will 
do whatever is felt to be neces- 
sary — to Survive. 

Fear that young man who is 
approaching you; might he 
shoot you for that purse of gold 
coins hanging about your 
waist? Take care as you pass 
that "woman of the night," 
whom the streets have aged 
well beyond her years; will she 
befoul your person with some 
dreaded disease, for which 
there is no known cure, or 
maybe, run a knife through 
your alleged righteous heart? 

And what of that child 
moving quickly past the now 
vacant building, that once was 
home for a school? Is he con- 
cealing under his coat the booty 
of a recent burglary or that of a 

wickedly powerful handgun 
that he must now carry to pro- 
tect himself? 

By enfilading into the hope of 
the future, in order to destroy 
those that have no future , you 
have condemned us all -- to the 
justice of the mob. 

Desertion of the society, for 
those whom may be the least 
able to protect themselves, is a 
crime for which no penalty 
would suffice. 

With an inadequate educa- 
tional system, we cannot begin 
to hope to compete on any mar- 
ket — local nor global. With the 
devastation of the Health Care 
Delivery System, we are con- 
demning the infirm to a death 
penalty from which there can 
be no hope of a reprieve. With a 
draconian view of the needs of 
those who are without proper 
shelter, we are writing a new 
chapter of Dickens that would 
far outstrip that of the last 

So continue to cripple your so- 
cial, welfare, educational and 
health care programs, but yet 
do not be surprised if your 
shallow excuses ring hollow 
upon the ears of a hungry child 
,too weak to even weep from its 
hunger pangs; or that of the 
sick, awaiting some relief 
from their illness; nor that 

person curled up on the stoop, 
unable to read the very news- 
paper that may as yet become 
his shroud. 

Hide!!! Hide, even within the 
highest point of your highest 
parapet. See if even that is of 
sufficient height to be able to 
deaden the sounds of the moan- 
ing from the dead and dying. 
For the day as yet may come 
when the R.A.M.'s may rise 
up and attack your citadels of 
greed and merciless rhetoric 
and take what they want, no 
matter whom it may hurt in the 

If you are but one of the un- 
fortunate ones that should find 
yourself caught up in the in- 
sanity of the moment due to 
short sigh tedn ess, remember 
that you demanded that no 
more tax money be used to 
feed, clothe, or educate the 

So as you lay there and watch 
helplessly while your life force 
ebbs from you into a pool and 
you struggle to gasp for that 
last ounce of air to fill your 
starving lungs, know that you 
have taught them well from 
your example .You have given 
them the best educational 
premise to survive -- LOOK 

Budget crashes on students' heads 

By Bryan Smith 


Governor Pete Wilson's cuts 
in funds for the state's col- 
leges and public schools is an 

Now that his proposal has 
passed, all college students 
will experience higher fees 
and greater difficulties in ac- 
quiring grants to cover the 
escalating cost of education. 
City College has already rais- 
ed tuition for full-time stu- 
dents to $10 a unit. 

One has heard many times 
over stories about our colleges 
trimming class offerings from 
the schedules, teachers being 
terminated, and the general 
nightmare of our state's eco- 
nomic situation. We can all 
sympathize with colleges try- 
ing to sustain themselves. 
However, this fee increase will 
most likely result in many 
poor students having to drop out 
of school. 

Typical of our history, the 
wealthy class is not affected by 
our state's woes. It is the mid- 
dle and lower classes that are 
struck down, forced into an 
economic bind from which they 
can barely operate. Let us 
take a brief look at how the 
student-of-humble-means sur- 
vives during these meager 
days. The legislators say that 
grants and student loans will 
be more generous, thereby bal- 
ancing out the accessability of 
education. However, the evi- 
dence does not suggest this. 
There has been talk of elimi- 
nating grants at the commu- 
nity college level altogether. 

What does the student-of- 
humble-means have to do in 
order to stay in school while 
trying to pay the rent, clothe 
and feed themselves? That 
student must spend extra time 
working in order to pay the 
bills, probably at a rather low 

paying job since they have no 
college degree, .^s a result, 
there is less time to study, so 
the student crams in a few 
hours after a 12 hour work & 
school day. Would this student 
be very inspired by his studies 
when time allows only the 
most pertinent material (stuff 
he'll be tested on!) to be read? 
There is little time for a social 
life or outside interests during 
the semester and so the poor 
student has a rather narrowly 
defined life. 

School contains the possibil- 
ity of contributing to a well 
rounded student, one who feels 
enriched by their education 
rather than one who shrugs his 
shoulders saying, "Well, it's 
necessary to get out of this 
poverty that I'm in now." 

Raising fees at City College 
merely reduces the student's 
quality of life and conditions 
them into beiftg mechanical 
workers, with few interests 
outside of their chosen field. If 
students cannot obtain an edu- 
cation at a reasonable cost then 
our legislators have obviously 
acted heinously in executing 
their jobs. We should, there- 
fore, respond to the legislators, 
that is, the source of our prob- 

I don't believe anybody is go- 
ing to forget the choices Gov- 
ernor Wilson and others have 
made during their tenure and I 
don't think people will be 
listening to their excuses ei- 

Since City College students 
and those at other colleges have 
little power, what we could do 
is jam the phone lines of the 
governor's office with our opin- 
ions, sign massive petitions 
and better yet, storm the gover- 
nor's office and demand to be 


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Other than this, what else 
can I say except work hard and 
save your money for the bare 
essentials? The government 
sure isn't going to help us! 


Dear Editor: 

On August 27, Lori Belilove, 
an authority on Isadora Dun- 
can and the origins of modern 
dance, came to City College, 
with four members of her 
dance troop to teach one class. 

It was not just living history 
-- American dance's declara- 
tion of independence, of hu- 
man rights. 

See LETTERS on page 6 

Goodbye Giants 

By Francisco Gonzales 

Mayor Prank Jordan should 
be given the heel of the year 
award! San Francisco is expe- 
riencing its most difficult eco- 
nomic crunch since the depres- 
sion and the budget cuts in 
Sacramento only make it 

The Giants are packing up 
and moving to Florida because 
for the last three years, S.F. 
voters and local government 
have refused to supply them 
with a new stadium. 

Now that another city has 
given owner Bob Lurie an offer 
he can't refuse, the City has the 
audacity to act suprised. May- 
or Jordan is suddenly champ- 
ioning a coalition to keep the 
Giants in the Bay Area. Over 
$100 million will be offered to 
Lurie in order to retain the 
City's baseball team. 

This huge proposal was con- 
summated in only two months. 
Mayor Jordan is an intelligent 
man and realizes that in order 
to keep the Giants, a mind bog- 
gling amount of money must 
be raised. 

This is all well and fine for 
the Giants, but what about the 
people and programs who 
really need that money? There 
are far more pressing issues 
that face us everyday like 
homelessness, educational fee 
hikes, AIDS research, neigh- 
borhood restoration, etc. 

Instead of running for May- 
or of San Francisco, Jordan 
should become mayor of the 
Giants to better serve his con- 

"Darn these cutbacks!" 

Education = Communication 

By Jacquelyn A- Estrella 

I have become acutely aware 
of a persisting problem on this 
campus. There is a definite 
lack of communication bet- 
ween students, student govern- 
ment and administrators. 

Since the college campus is 
but a microcosm of society, I 
feel that we are really missing 
the point of the "learning 
experience." What we learn 
from textbooks is but a guide to 
the business of daily living in 
our world. 

In spite of numerous commu- 
nications classes, we are not 
taught how to communicate. 

I think the most practical 
way to effect a change is to 
always attempt to offer a solu- 
tion to the perceived problem. 

Do we begin with the admin- 
istrators, the Student Council 
or the students? I think the ob- 
vious answer is to begin toget- 
her. I propose an "open for- 
um" style meeting, remini- 
scent of the old "town meet- 
ings," to be held at consistent 
intervals, perhaps monthly. 

This meeting should be held 
on "neutral" ground, such as 
the Rams area. Of course, the 
first, and most immediate 
matter of concern will be, how 
to let people know about it? I 
suggest a "town crier" ap- 

Secondly, who would be "in 
charge" of this meeting? I 
think each faction {adminis- 
tration, AS Council and stu- 
dents) should be represented 

For instance, if there is 
total of 50 administrators, then 
perhaps they would have five 
representatives at each "town 
meeting;" for each student, 
there might be one representa- 
tive per 500 students (from 
each campus), and so on. 

The AS Council would proba- 
bly only need one representa- 
tive since they already re- 
present the student body at 
large. As the "governing 
Council," however, they shoulii 
be present Although the Coun- 
cil holds regular public weekl; 
meetings, the times are nol 
convenient for all students tg 
attend. Also, many student 
are not aware of these meel 
ings. Hence, my point. 

All of these representatives 
would be on a "one-time-only" 
basis, in order for all factions 
to be represented and to allow 
the student body to become 
familiar with those represen- 
ting them. It would also offer 
an opportunity to get to know 
the administrators. 

The purpose of this "tovm 
meeting" is to present the Op- 
portunity for students to voiM 
their concerns and to give the 
Council and the administra 
tors an opportunity to presen 
ideas and possible avenues ( 
change directly involving sta 
dents. ,, 

This type of meeting wo"'* 
serve to dispel the current pos 
ture of "us" and "them." W« 
need unity. 

Campus Query 

How will the fee hike affect youf 

Wayne Bolla, 37, Undecided: 

"It will affect my pocketbook. It's going to 
hurt, but I'll find a way to pay for my class- 
es. We as students should help out." 

Alejandrina Martinez, 19, Comp. Sci.: 

"I live with my parents and I am able to 
attend school full-time. With the fee hike, I 
may just have to look for employment." 

Cynthia Cardoza, 20, Undecided: 

"My schooling situation will change some- 
what. Living at home makes it more af- 
fordable to attend college, but with the te 
hike, I will probably have to find a job. 

Rommel J. Hernandez, 21, Indust. Eng.: 

"The fee hike affects me by the fact that I 
would only be able to take two or three class- 
es. Therefore, it'll now take me longer to 
complete a four-year school." 

Santiago Rengstorff, 19. Aero. Airframe: 
"The fee hike won't affect me as much as it 
will affect most of the new students. I'm not 
worried; this is my last semester here." 

fept 16-29. 1992 

The Guardsman/S 


Parking Violators 

Pholo by M.P.R. Howard 


U.S. schools seek out foreign students 

Double parking is a common dilemna in and around City College that creates a trafiic hazard. 

Vocational trades aplenty at CCSF; 

Program meets job training needs 

By Seth Solomonow 

On the bottom floor of the Sci- 
ence building, far below the 
hubub of the counseling offices 
and laboratories, lay the la- 
thes, the furnaces, the milling 
machines and the electronic 
hardware of the college's En- 
gineering and Technology De- 
partment (ETD). 

Once part of the second 
largest vocational program in 
the college, the 30-year-old de- 
partment is continuing its ef- 
forts to ready students for ca- 
reers in the industrial fields. 
It does so by offering a wide 
spectrum of classes ranging 
from plumbing, welding, and 
air-conditioning to electronics, 
land surveying, computer- 
aided drafting and manufac- 

In addition to independently 
serving more than 200 students 
who are currently enrolled in 
the various programs, ETD 
tries to complement other City 
College departments as well. 
Art students, for example, can 
ttike a welding course to ac- 
quire skills in sculpting. 
The program caters not only 

to those who are looking to 

transfer to a four-year school to 

get advanced training, but it 

is also attracting people who 

are seeking to sharpen their 

existing skills or pick up other 

skills related to their career or 

personal interests. 

KeepiDg pace 
At the time the engineering 

facilities were built some 30 

years ago, funds were avail- 
able to meet the necessary 

facilty needs of the depart- 

But with new technologies 
emerging at such startling 
rates, particularly in the last 
10 years, Department Chair Dr. 
Fabio Saniee notes that it is 
difficult to keep abreast of it all 
and the time lapse between in- 
dustry and academics is great. 

"By the time we find out 
what's going on in industry, 
it's usually (been) a few years, 
and by then there's a new 
technology," says Sainee. 

Also affecting the industries 
are the new roles of computers 
which have dramatically 
changed the way engineering 
and other technologies are ap- 
proached. As a result, the de- 
partment is finding it has to 
constantly change the courses, 
programs, and their structures 
to keep in step. 

"We never have enough 
(money) as a public school to 
do what we want to do ideally, 
but we've managed to do well 
enough with what was avail- 
able," says Saniee, adding that 
City College "can always use 
niore current and modern 

Students take their grievances to Congress 

Saniee and other educators 
in California have been devel- 
oping newer programs to more 
closely link the industries and 
the educational institutions, 
including training students at 
facilities in the industry. 

And as industries are de- 
manding people with further 
education through college, stu- 
dents are being forced to attend 
more advanced programs at 
four-year schools in order to 
get better jobs. 

As a result, the Engineering 
department has been putting 
more energy into formal artic- 
ulation agreements with other 
schools to develop compatable 
programs to continue their 
academic training. 

Greener future? 

The department has seen a 
growth in the field of envi- 
ronmental technologies, an 
area that City College hopes to 
continue efforts to support. 

As concerns about environ- 
mental issues are growing, 
industry is responding with a 
greater emphasis toward more 
environmentally sound tech- 
nologies and it is focusing on 
ways to improve negative en- 
vironmental impact. 

"Technology is responsible 
for most of the environmental 
problems," says Saniee, 
adding, "I think we're going to 
come up with a solution," 
Job placement 
Upon completion of the train- 
ing courses, students can find 
help searching for a job 
through the Career Develop- 
ment and Placement Center, 
providing counseling and job 
placement services. 

"I think we need to be more 
aggressive in direct placement 
of our students upon gradua- 
tion," says Saniee. He would 
like to see more direct contact 

Photo by M.P.R. Howard 

between industries and Com- 
munity Colleges to provide 
training and jobs upon gradua- 
tion of vocational programs. 

Dedicated fftculty 
Perhaps most notable of the 
department is the knowledge- 
able faculty. Instructors are 
accomplished in their fields 
and attend regular summer in- 
service training programs to 
keep in touch with ever chang- 
ing industries- 
Successful graduates of the 
program who have gone on to 
various positions in the Bay 
Area also keep the department 
informed of new technologies. 

As a result, the department is 
sensitive to new developments 
in the industries and, "are al- 
ways coming up with new 
programs, (but) it's an over- 
whelming amount of work for 
people to constantly change," 
says Sainee. 

And certainly, as all depart- 
ments can testify, the En- 
gineering department has felt 
the crunch of the budget crisis. 

Although the department has 
made efforts to streamline the 
program by eliminating over- 
lap and consolidating classes, 
it appears likely that the effects 
of the smaller budget will be 
greatly felt during the spring 
and fall semesters of 1993. 

The department is also antic- 
ipating a greater number of 
students spilling over from the 
hard-hit State colleges. 

It is hoped that by stream- 
lining the department, the ef- 
fects of the budget will be 
minimized, allowing for the 
continuation of a wide range of 
quality courses. "We just have 
to see how we can help our stu- 
dents in the Bay Area the best 
we can under the current cir- 
cumstances," says Sainee. 

By Jeff Goldfarb 
College Press Service 

With all the money and in- 
fiuential power floating a- 
round Washington, D.C., it's 
bard to imagine that a bunch of 
college students could have 
any lobbying power in the na- 
tion's capital. 

But the United States Student 
Association (USSA), from an 
office tucked neatly in a build- 
ing on 15th Street, about four 
blocks from the White House, 
raises the voice of college stu- 
dents every day as it works to 

pursuade Congress, to improve 
higher education policies. 

USSA claims to represent 
more than 3.5 million students 
as the oldest (since 1947), larg- 
est and only national student 
organization in Washington. 
And while USSA focuses most 
of its time on financial aid is- 
sues, it has also fought dis- 
crimination policies, political 
correctness and rising health- 
care costs. 

The student lobbyists encou- 
rage letter-writing campaigns 
and grassroots support, visit 

congressional offices, testify at 
committee hearings, make te- 
lephone calls - basically any- 
thing to get the eyes and ears of 
the nation's lawmakers. 

USSA takes the attitude that 
"you should ask for a lot. You 
never know what you'll get," 
said Selena Dong, USSA's 
legislative director. 

Most recently, the USSA has 
asked for a lot with regard to 
the reauthorization of the High- 
er Education Act. In fact, some 

See USSA page 6 

By Karen Neustadt 
College Press Service 

Last year more than 400,000 
foreign students, many con- 
vinced by college recruiters 
that an American education is 
a prized commodity, enrolled 
at U.S. colleges and universi- 

With a nationwide gain of 
5.3 percent in foreign students. 
U.S. education officials predict 
the half-million mark for en- 
rollment isn't far away, and 
some say the number could 
double or triple in the next de- 

While some colleges aggres- 
sively recruit foreign students 
to add cultural diversity to 
their campuses, others are 
interested in boosting enroll- 
ment in a sagging economy. 

"I would say there has been 
an explosive growth (in 
foreign students) in the past 10 
years, and it hasn't leveled 
off," said Paul Crippen, of J. 
Paul Crippen Associates of 
Philadelphia, a consultant to a 
number of colleges and uni- 

"I think the reason is be- 
cause the Asian countries rely 
heavily on us for training in 
enginering and technology," 
said Crippen who predicts that 
the number of foreign students 
on campuses will triple with a 

Despite its intense growth, 
the foreign student market is 
still a fraction of the 13 mil- 
lion total U.S. college popula- 

Inl991, 65.7 percent of foreign 
students enrolled in public 
schools and 34.3 private 
schools, according the the Insti- 
tute of Internationa] Education. 
In the overall college student 
population, 80.3 percent of the 
students are enrolled in public 
schools, and 19.76 percent in 
private instutions. 

The reasons for the heavy re- 
cruiting, which began the "80s 
and is still going strong, are 
varied: a declining pool of 
traditional 18-year-old stu- 
dents, a desire of U.S. colleges 
to teach a global perspective, 
and the fact that most foreign 
students pay full tuition rates. 

Many colleges reserve all fi- 
nancial aid for their Ameri- 
can students, insisting that 
foreign students or their go- 
vernments pay full tuition. 
Even Christian colleges, which 
traditionally waived tuition for 
students from other countries, 
are having to drop the practice 
because of the economy. 
As early as 1974, a handful 
of colleges participated in over- 
seas "college fairs." Now one 
recruiter estimates "hundreds" 
of U.S. colleges and universi- 
ties are represented abroad. 

Today, professional overseas 
tours comprised of recruiting 
officers from as many as 15-20 
college and universities -- 
usually to the Far East - are 
not uncommon. (Asians make 
up 56 percent of the foreign 
students in U.S. schools.) 

For example. Consultants for 
Educational Resources and Re- 
search, a Washington, D.C. 
firm, led admissions officials 
from 15 colleges and universi- 
ties fall on a swing through 
Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Sin- 
gapore, Thailand, Hong Kong 
and Taipei. 

"Not only do we attend the 
large college fairs in the 
Orient, we are the only group 
that goes to the Caribbean 
islands also," said Pat Kelly, 
vice president of CERR. Kelly 
notes that Asian students can 
usually pay for their tuition, 
while Caribbean students can- 

If a Caribbean student de- 
sires a higher education, he or 
she has no choice other than to 

Phato by Maurieio Ftorea 

leave their island because of 
the lack of schools there, said 

Organized recruiting 

Kelly said that organized 
recruiting abroad has been a 
successful practice for "about a 
dozen years" and, with the 
exception of the Ivy League 
schools, individual colleges 
will join a tour to save money, 
rather than sending one re- 
cruiter alone. 

"Tours are fairly expensive - 
- about three weeks for $7,000 to 
$10,000. Because of the econo- 
mic crunch, some schools have 
stopped sending people," said 
Kelly, who notes that recruiters 
can see at lease 200 students in 
one day at some of the Hong 
Kong fairs. 

Some do not agree with this 

Crippen, a veteran of many 

those nations. 

Recruiters also learn basics 
of Asiem protocol from Crippen. 
who teaches them courtesies 
such as not drinking tea when 
it is served (a sign' that the 
meeting is over). 

"1 don't think you'll see 
many state schools on those 
tours," said Joseph Allen, dean 
of admissions at the Uni- 
versity of California at Santa 
Cruz who notes that his school 
does not suffer from dwindling 
enrollment and that taxpayers 
would not be happy supporting 
foreign tours. 

UCSC does have, however, an 
exchange program with sever- 
al foreign universities and ac- 
cepts many full-tuition foreign 
students every year. 

Fields of study 
According to officials, Chi- 
nese and Japanese students 
generally study the physical 
sciences, while Europeans, 
whose first choice until re- 
cently was to obtain an en- 
gineering degree, now covet an 
American MBA. 

"Most people come for the 
language. It will help them 
advance in their careers," said 
Marian Phi Zikoupoulos, direc- 
tor of research at the Institute 
of International Education. 

"The Japanese come as ex- 
change students, or come to col- 
leges that have been taken over 
by the Japanese. They are here 
because of the greater demand 
for higher education than (Ja- 
pan) has to offer," she said. 

"The Chinese come for ad- 
vanced education," Zikopoulos 

The reasons for the heavy recruiting, 
which began in the '80s and is still going 
strong, are varied: a declining pool of 
traditional 18-year-old students, the desire 
of U.S. colleges to teach a global per- 
spective and the fact that most foreign stu- 
dents pay full tuition rates. 

trips abroad, is critical of what 
he calls "imposing college 
fairs on the Far East." 

"You just can't go over there 
and set up a table with your 
wares. You need to know how 
to work the Far East. You need 
to know how to understand 
Asian mentality." 

Crippen emphasizes personal 
contacts, introducing college 
officials to educational at- 
taches at the embassies of 
Malaysia, Singapore. Thai- 
land and Indonesia. When re- 
cruiting officers leave for 
month-long recruiting trips, 
Crippen makes certain they 
have appointments with go- 
vernment officials, head- 
masters and counselors in 

continued. While the number 
of European students coming to 
the U.S. has increased by 7.8 
percent since last year, "East 
Europeans will not come in 
hordes because of lack of 
money," she said. 

U.S. colleges are particularly 
popular with Iranian students. 

At Clark University in Wor- 
cester, Mass., the increase in 
first-year international stu- 
dents has been remarkable. In 
1990. 47 (10 percent of the class) 
students came from overseas 
and that figure rose to 115 (20 
percent) in 1991. 

Overall, Clark's proportion 
of undergraduate and graduate 
students from other countries 
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4/Tbe Guardsman 

Holy hangnail, Batman!!!!!!! 
C at woma n returns to CCSF 

Culture Clash 

Photo by Debra Di Poalo 

By Francisco Gonzales 

Television celebrity Lee Me- 
riwether, a.k.a. "Catwoman 
from the original "Batman" 
series, will be starring in 
Thorton Wilder's play. "Our 
Town" at City College for two 
weekend performances, Octo- 
ber 1-11. 

The play deals with life and 
death in small town America 
at the turn of the century. 

Meriwether's glorious career 
began by winning the Miss 
America pageant while she 
was attending City College. 
She used the prize money to 
study acting with the famed 
teacher Lee Strasburg in New 

Acting credits 

Her film performances in- 
clude such hits as, "The Court- 
ship of Eddie's Father, "Namu 
the Killer Whale, and "4-D 
Man." Televsion shows such 
as "Mission Impossible," 
"Barnaby Jones" and "The 
Munster's Today," earned her 
the respect from millions of 
viewers. Starring as Catwo- 
man in the original "Batman" 
movie also garnered her some- 
thing of a cult following. 

After her illustrious career, 
Meriwether has come full cir- 


Chicano theater at its best 

Pkolo by Penina Meist 

By Francisco Gonzales 

The Bay Area's most promi- 
nent comedy trio. Culture 
Clash, explodes onto the scene 
at the Fort Mason Magic Thea- 
ter with its beest offering 
"S.O.S. - A Comedy for These 
Urgent Times." 

Through satire, comedy sket- 
ches, performance art and rap 
music, Richard Montoya, Ric 
Salinas and Herbert Siguefiza 
show that the American dream 
has turned into a nightmare by 
reflecting the social upheaval 
facing our country today. 

"As artists and satirists, we 
could not ignore the smell of 
smoke, the wail of sirens, and 
the cries of frustration of our 
new home, Los Angeles. S.O.S 
is a reaction to the events 
which shook us all," was the 
statement printed in Culture 
Clash's promotional literature. 

Some of their comedy sket- 
ches include, "American Me 
Tail." Fivel never looked like 
this! He's the leader of the in- 
famous Mexican prison gang, 
La M which sells cheese to the 
drug dealers instead of crack. 

"Hispanic Love Connection" 
features famed artist, Frida 
Kahlo as the eligible bache- 
lorette. She is paired up with a 
macho from the mountains of 
Mexico and their first date is 
very interesting! 

"The Riots of Passage" in- 
cludes a haunting performance 
of the cello, while a scene un- 
folds in the background depict- 
ing three young men symboli- 
cally beating a pig pinata. 
Afterwards, they continued on 
with their lives while sweeping 
its remains away. Remini- 
scent of the Los Angeles riots. 

Feeling the pain 

Through their controversial 
humor you could not help but 

(L-R) Richard Montoya, Herbert Sigueftza & Ric Salinas. 

feel the pain behind these 
words. "The amount of work 
offered to Latino in Hollywood 

is still miniscule We're not 

being reflected on TV or the 
media. There's an apartheid 
out there, and we have to keep 
opening these doors in Holly- 
wood," says Sigueriza. 

Latinos are the largest mi- 
nority group in the nation to- 
day. However, their numbers 
do not come anywhere close to 
proportional representation in 
movies, television, music or 
advertising. "We're tired of 
settling for stereotypical roles 
and being victims of the Amer- 
ican wet dream," says Siqueft- 

In the beginning... 
Culture Clash was founded 
at San Francisco's Galeria de 
la Raza on Cinco de Mayo, 
1984. They soon performed for 
Luis Valdez at El Teatro 
Campesino Playhouse in San 
Juan Bautista, making their 
mark within the Latino com- 
munity around the country. 
After touring the comedy cir- 
cuit and doing one night 
stands, the guys went back to 

Lee Meriwether 

cle by returning home to City 
College once again. Theater 
continues to be her first love, 
however, and "Out Town" will 
be without a doubt, another gold 
star performance by this amaz- 
ing actress. 
Ticket prices range from $18 

Traditional Mexican music 
featured in benefit concert 

their roots: theater. 

Their first play together, 
"The Mission." is a semi-auto- 
biographical romp about three 
Chicano actors from the Mis- 
sion trying to break into show 

There second big offering 
was "A Bowl of Beings" writ- 
ten in 1990 and based on the 
thematic unity of Chicano 
identity. The show was taped 
for PBS's "Great Performan- 
ces" series and won a Golden 
Eagle award. The trio also ap- 
peared on this summer's co- 
medy hit, "Encino Man." 

This is "In Living Color," 
Chicano style! All races and 
creeds will enjoy watching this 
performance and will be able 
to relate to a group of guys 
raised on tortillas, beans and 
pop tarts. 

"S.O.S - A Comedy for These 
Urgent Times" is currently 
playing at the Fort Mason Ma- 
gic Theater, Wed-Sun., Sept. 2- 

Also, catch Culture Clash's 
"A Bowl of Beings," Wed.. 
Sept, 23, 10 P.M.. on KQED-TV. 
Channel 9. 

Internationally known folk 
quintet, Tlen-Huicani, from 
Veracruz, Mexico makes its 
premiere Bay Area appearance 
in a benefit concert for En- 
cuentro del Canto Popular on 
Saturday, September 19, at 8 
p.m.. in the McKenna Theater, 
at San Francisco State Uni- 
versity, 1600 HoUoway Ave. 

The "Noche Veracruzana" 
concert, to benefit Encuentro 
del Canto Popular, a Mission 
District cultural organization 
that annully produces a two- 
day Latin American folk mu- 
sic festival, will also feature 
Ballet Folklorico de San 
Francisco, a childrens dance 
troupe presenting the tradi- 
tional dances of Mexico. 

All you can eat, but with a catch 

By Francisco Gonzales '- 

Attention City College stu- 
dents who are on a budget. 

Tired of not being able to af- 
ford an evening out on the 
town anymore due to a stag- 
nant economy? If so, relax. 
There's a solution to your trou- 
bles and its not far away. 

Located in the heart of San 
Francisco. Natori's Japanese 
Restaurant offers an unbeliev- 
able all you can eat buffet. Just 
think of it. All the sushi, 
chicken teriyaki, lobster, soup 
and dessert you could possibly 
devour for only $10 a person. 

Wait a minute, there's a 
catch! You may visit the buffet 
as many times as humanly 
possible, but all the food must 
be consumed by meals end. If 
not, there will be an additional 
charge to your bill. 

This is not an all you can eat 
place for the weak. Only the 
strong survive to dine another 
day here. But even if you're 
not a big eater, don't worry. 
Visit Natori's and pace 

yourselves, but believe me, it 
won't be easy! 

This is a wonderful restau- 
rant to bring a date and im- 
press him/her without burning 
a hole in your wallet, The 
atmosphere is suprisingly very 
elegant with a^ wooden bridge 
connecting the dining area to 
the buffet room. There is a bar 
located in the front of the 
restaurant with a television, 
which proves to be very relax- 
ing after a tough day at work 

or school. 

So, if you ever find yourself 
suddenly craving Japanese 
food and don't want to be hun- 
gry half an hour later, take a 
drive down to Natori's at 327 
Balboa. 1 guarantee you will 
be stufTed!!! 

Photo by Ltdit D. VliUa 

Friday and Saturday even- 
ings and $16 for all other 
shows. Students and seniors n- 
ceive a $5 discount for evei> 

For information and phone 
reservations, call (415) 239- 

Founded in 1973 at the SUtt 
University of Veracruz in Je^ 
lapa, the five-member Tleii' 
Huicani is considered one ol 
the most faithful represenla 
tives of Veracruzana folklore 
Under the direction of Maestri 
Alberto de la Rosa, the groui 
has performed in more than 5i 
different countries and ha; 
captured and presented mud 
of the music of the "Jarocho 
and "Huasteco" styles in i 
number of recordings, and ri 
dio and television perfornian 

While specializing in th 
music of their homelant 
Tlen-Huicani has also ei 
plored many different musi« 
genres in Latin American ths 
incorporate the folkharp. Vi 
nezuela, Argentina, Columbii 
Paraguay and Peru are a 
popular sources for the group 

The group itself has pel 
formed at various festival 
such as "Un Cantar del Puebl 
Americano" (Havana. Cub£ 
1975), "Intermusic Festival 
(Wash., D.C., 1977), "CamavE 
of Havana" (Havana, Cubs 
1984), "Folk Harpers Festival 
(Los Angeles, Ca.. 1986; 
"World Festival of Folklore 
(Schoten, England, 1988) am 
"The International Fair o 
David" (Panama City, Pana 
ma, 1989). 

Tlen-Huicani has toure 
Central and South Ainen" 
the United States, Sapin. Itla) 
France, Germany. Fasten 
Europe, China and Japan. 

The concert is sponsored o; 
the Department of La Ra^' 
Studies at San Francisco SUi 
University in ccllaboratioi 
with Acci(Sn Latina. a no" 
profit educational and culW" 
organization serving the m 
Area's Latino communities. 

Tickets to the concert areJi 
($8 for students and senior 
with proper ID at the door) a"! 
they can be purchased throu? 
BASS. For information " 
other local ticket outlets. «?' 
(415) 252-5957 or 510-762-BAS&- 

Mission District knows how to throw a gigantic block party 

By Francisco Gonzales . 

y' hard-hitting style of 

"El Festival de las Ameri- 
cas" was a huge success this 
weekend in the Mission Dis- 
trict. People from around the 
Bay Area gathered for the 
annual event that celebrates 
the independence of several 
Latin American countries. 

Like the seasons, el festival 
was split into four different 
sections with musical stages as 
their centerpiece. Performan- 
ces began at 11 a.m. 

The youth stage held today's 


called rap. The performances 
were restriced to two hours due 
to violence at last year's event. 
This time, security fences 
were fixed around the stage 
while a small army of volun- 
teers, including the Guardian 
Angels, covered the area. 
Some of the performers present 
were: Chili B, System AMP 
and special K. The Funky 
Aztecs gave a messege of 
brown and proud, while the 
closing act, BBL Posse sang 

some gangster rap. Due to the 
shortened event, many left the 
area disappointed, but it will 
return as an all-day event next 



The most prevailant musical 
influence in the festival was, 
(to no one's suprise) salsa. 
Mariachi Guadalajara gave a 
wonderful performance which 
truly embraced the spirit of 
Mexico. Any Mexican will tell 
you that a mariachi ballad 
produces goosepimples on your 

arms and causes a lump in the 
throat yearning to be let out 
through song. 

Headliners like El Chicano 
and Tierra performed in the 
afternoon to the delightment of 
the crowd. Salsa was defi- 
nately in the air and the only 
thing possibly missing would 
have been a mystical perfor- 
mance by Carlos Santana. 

Family values truly pre- 
vailed Sunday afternoon. Not 
the psuedo-manufactured ide- 
als George Bush is trying to 

pervert the American ideology 
with, but the real down home 
belief. People arrived with 
their friends and families to 
enjoy a wonderfully rare com- 
munity event, There was 
dancing in the streets and 
partying on the roofs. 

"La Festival de las Ameri- 
cas" had a multitude of strong 
themes: 500 years of resis- 
tance; Women's empower- 
ment; Latino Power; Unity; 
and Viva Julio Cesar Chavez. 

By the end of the day, 

families returned home tire^ 
but with pleasant memon*^ 
that will remain with tn* 
until next years event. 

The 49'ers may have been 
town against the Buffalo B'' 
but, no doubt, the hottest ti» 
Sunday afternoon was ""' 
the 'Stick, but in the M.s»" 


Sept. 16-29, 19^ 

The Guardeman/S 


Notebook . . . 

By Mark Schmitz 

A foot Is this all that sepa- 
rates the San Francisco 49ers 
from a Super Bowl berth? 

The aforementioned foot is 
connected to the leg of a more 
accurate kicker. Something 
the current kicker, Mike 
Gofer, is not. 

Now, to scapegoat Cofer 
totally for the 34-31 setback at 
the hands of the Buffalo Bills 
! would not be fair. A defense 
i that surrenders 488 yards of 
i total offense cannot be ex- 
cused. The secondary was 
woeful. Rookie Dana Hall 
left gaping holes through 
which running backs, recei- 
vers, and tight ends merrily 
made their way to the end 

1 can understand a big day 
from a tight end such as 
Keith Jackson of the Eagles, 
but Pete Metzellars!? Who 
the hell is he? Three turn- 
overs helped make George 
Seifert's gray hair even 

My kingdom for... 

Now that I've distributed 
the blame for the loss I won't 
feel so bad when I rip into 
Cofer. He sucks. He reeks. 
He couldn't kick his way out 
of a wet paper bag. He 
couldn't make a 46 yard 
field goal if his life depended 
on it. 

Ahhh. I feel better now. I 
say we cut him now before he 
can do some real damage to 
the team's chances of a super 
year. Scan the waiver wires. 
Bring in free agents. How 
hard can it be to find a 
kicker anyway? 

You know, it's funny, but I 
think that kickers in general 
are changing and getting 
mors respect than Eh"ey~used 
to. In the old days, they were 
the little pansies that would 
kick off. And heaven forbid 
Uiat they tackle anybody, they 
might chip a toenail or some- 
thing. That was the job of the 
"real men," the two hundred 
pound-plus guys who would 
ferociously run downfield to 
wreak havoc on the return 


The past few years I've 
seen a few kickers deliver a 
hard knock (see Matt Bahr of 
the Giants vs. Niners in 
opener). And kickers are no 
longer the little 99 lb. 
weaklings of the past (see 230 
lb. Chip Lohmiller of the 
Redskins). And they get 
drafted higher (see Jason 
Hansen of the Lions, 2nd 
round). A first-round kicker 
could be on the horizon. 
Team not elite 

Well, whether your kicker 
is big or small, good tackier 
or not. White or Black, rich 
or poor (I could go on..), the 
most important thing is that 
he can put that ball between 
the uprights, especially in 
crucial situations. The bot- 
tom line is the Niners don't 
have one. And until they do 
they should not, and will not, 
be considered among the elite 
teams, despite Young and Co. 


-Early Super Bowl prediction: 
Dallas over Buffalo. 
-Probable late Super Bowl 
prediction: San Francisco 
over Buffalo. 

-On drugs Super Bowl predic- 
tion: Green Bay over Indian- 

-It's scary to think that the 
Giants at this point would 
have trouble defeating future 
expansion teams Colorado 
Rockies and Florida Mar- 


-Whether the Giants move to 
St. Petersburg or not, the peo- 
ple there will still be waiting 

for real baseball... 

• •• 

-What!? Next month!? Bas- 
ketball!? Already!?... 

• •• 

-Did you see the conclusion of 
the Nike "Godzilla vs. Char- 
les Berkley" ads? Godzilla 
is terrible. Next up is King 
Kong. I heard he has a de- 
centrjump-shot.:.' ' " 

-If Hector Camachb is "ma- 
cho" Michael Jackson is He- 



-Congrats to Julio Cesar Cha- 
vez. If he were one hundred 
pounds heavier he would 
leave Evander Holyfield eat- 
ing canvas... 

Rams Victorious Upset 

In My View,,, 

By Doug Meek 

During the recent history of 
professional athletics, specta- 
tors and fans have enjoyed 
the performances of a select 
few multi-sport athletes. 

Brigham Young University 
graduate and Portland Trail 
Blazer'guard Danny Ainge, 
formerly a member of two 
Boston Celtic championship 
teams, made his professional 
athletic debut as a third base- 
man in the major leagues 
with the Toronto Blue Jays. 
Shortly after, Ainge retired 
his spikes for hi-tops. Ainge 
has since focused his atten- 
tion solely on basketball. 
Bo knows 

Former Heisman Trophy 
winner, Bo Jackson, probably 
the most famous of multi- 
sport athletes, was the first 
athlete to play two different 
professional sports in the 
same year. 

^ter his junior year at 
Auburn University, Jackson 
left to find himself playing 
left field for the Kansas City 
Royals, Jackson, "Bo," as 
crowned by Nike, was an 
immediate impact player in 
the majors. Hitting moon- 
shot homers and making 
aazzling catches in the field, 
Jackson could do everything 
|>"t hit a breaking ball while 
leading the league in fan- 

Bo's off-season was spent 
popping pads in the NFL. 
sharing time in the Los 
Angeles Raider backfield 
With another former Heis- 
man Trophy winner, Marcus 
Allen, Jackson was an 
instant Pro-Bowl candidate. 
Jackson, leading the league 
in 90-yard-plus runs in his 
'ookie season, put Monday 

By Doug Meek 

In a battle of the Rams, the 
City College of San Francisco 
football team kicked off its 
1992 season opener with a come 
from behind 27-14 victory over 
the Gavilan Rams at home on 
September 12. 

With a predominantly fresh- 
man squad, the Rams of CCSF 
fell behind early after a 
fumble on the first play from 
scrimmage deep in their own 
territory lead to a Gavilan 
touchdown. Gavilan place 
kicker Jeff McNown scram- 
bled into the end zone on a 
broken up point after attempt to 
make the score 8-0 Gavilan. 

After multiple penalties hin- 
dered CCSF drives, Gavilan 
drove the ball 70 yards to the 
City College 10 yard line at the 
end of the first quarter. The 
CCSF defense then held their 
offense on three consecutive 
plays and Gavilan had to settle 
for a 25 yard field goal to 
make the score 11-0. 

Defense dominates 

The CCSF defense dominated 

from that point on. 

Two possessions later, start- 
ing at their own 46 yard line, 
the Gavilan offense lost 10 
yards on a first down sack by 
freshman DL Carlos Chester. 
Recovering a fumbled attempt 
of a screen right, Gavilan was 
pushed back an additional five 

Blocked punt 

On third down and 15, a 
middle screen to the fullback 
gained only six yards and 
Gavilan was forced to punt. 
Freshman DB Reggie Rusk 
penetrated the backfield on the 
snap and blocked the punt. 
Freshman LB David Elzey re- 
covered the batted ball and 
dashed into the end zone after 
a key block by freshman DB 
George Harris on the Gavilan 
punter allowed him to score. A 
successful point after attempt 
by freshman place kicker Jose 
Ortiz cut the Gavilan lead to 
11-7 with 6:10 to play in the 

CCSF takes lead 

Struggling for most of the 
first half, the CCSF offense 
took possession on their own 

25. After a holding penalty 
made it first down and 20, 
freshman QB Eric Gray 
scrambled out of the pocket to 
unload a 50 yard bomb to 
sophomore WR Miguel Gon- 
zalez. On fourth and six from 
the Gavilan 32, City College 
gambled as Gray took the snap, 
rolled left, and hit sophomore 
WR James Hun don for a 
touchdown making the score 
14-11 CCSF with :51 left in the 


Harris intercepted a Joshua 
Wallwork pass in the end zone 
to deny a Gavilan score with 
only :03 left in the half. 

After a 45 yard field goal on 
the opening drive of the third 
quarter tied the game at 14-14, 
(3avilan fans had little more to 
cheer about. 

Fourth down denial 

A focal point of the second 
half came on a Gavilan fourth 
down and inches on their own 
30 yard line. The CCSF defen- 
sive line answered the chal- 
lenge by stuffing the oppo- 
nent's offense giving City 
College the ball in Gavilan ter- 

On first down from the 14 
yard line, freshman RB 
Daymen Carter took a handoff 

from Gray and carried the ball 
diving into the corner of the 
end zone for a touchdown. 
Ortiz missed the point after to 
keep the score 20-14 CCSF. 

Late in the fourth quarter, a 
diving catch by sophomore TE 
Dwayne Watts on third down 
and four help set up a three 
yard QB sneak by Gray to give 
City College an comfortable 27- 
14 lead with 5:31 to play in the 

The CCSF defense held Ga- 
vilan scoreless for the re- 
mainder of the game tallying 
a total of seven sacks, keeping 
the final score 27-14. 

Gray lead the offense com- 
pleting nine for 22 passing for 
191 yards and carried the ball 
14 times for 64 yards. Carter 
lead the ground attack with 131 
yards on 20 carries in his 
rushing debut. 

Coach thrilled 

Coach George Rush was 
thrilled with the play of the de- 
fense and was happy to see his 
offense stay focused after some 
first quarter miscues. "We 
had too many penalties and we 
gave them a gift touchdown," 
Rush stated, "but our defense 
settled and dominated and the 
blocked punt seemed to spark 
our offense." 

A look at the grid season ahead 

Night Football fans in awe 
as he ran all over Brian 
Bosworth and the Seattle Sea- 
hawks in the Kingdome. 
After which, Bo knew en- 

Showboating Deion 
Former Florida State All- 
American defensive back 
Deion Sanders may be her- 
alded as one of the the biggest 
showboating hotdogs in pro- 
fessional sports history. 
Whether or not this is true (it 
is), he is undeniably one of 
the most talented athletes 
since Jim Thorpe. 

After leaving Florida State, 
Sanders landed a starting 
spot in the Atlanta Falcons' 
secondary and as their punt 
returner. With his remark- 
able speed and fiashy style of 
play, Sanders earned the 
nickname "Neon Deion." 
Gracing the cover of Sports 
Illustrated and wearing gold 
chains with dollar sign me- 
dallions on the playing field, 
he was definitely in the 

In addition to becoming a 
Falcon, Sanders was drafted 
as an outfielder by the New 
York Yankees. Hitting his 
first major league homer a 
week after coming up from 
some work in the minors, 
ESPN's Chris Herman 
tagged Sanders with another 
nickname: "Prime Time." 
Atlanta X 2 
Sanders would later be- 
come a Georgia hero after be- 
ing acquired by the Atlanta 
Braves late in the 1991 sea- 
son. Being picked up after 
the postseason trade dead- 
line, Sanders would not see 
playing time in the playoffs 
which he helped his new 
team to reach, overcoming 
the Los Angeles Dodgers' 
lead in the National League 
Western Division. 

Ineligible to participate in 
the postseason, Sanders saw 
his role as big contributor 

By Matt Leonardo 

With a whopping 22 new 
starters (14 freshmen and 8 
sophomores moving up from 
second string positions) this 
year, George Rush is coming 
into his sixteenth season as the 
Rams' head football coach 
rolling the dice. 

"That's the nature of J,C. 
football," said Rush, "You turn 
over every two years, but I've 
never had 22 new starters." 
Stars depart 
With losses like conference 
leading, receiver Keith Jack, ^ 
who averaged 130.2 yards per 
game, number two conference 
receiver Alfonzo Browning, 
averaging 119.8 yards per 
game and leading the league 
in scoring, and of course the 
big gun of the offense, quarter- 
back Kyle Allen, who lead the 
conference with 186 com- 
pletions in 9 games, there are 
definitely some very large 
holes to fill on the offense. 

With shoes like that to fill, 
new starting quarterback Eric 
Gray (freshman, 6' 3", 210 
lbs.), along with running back 
Daymon Carter (freshman, 6" 
2" 210 lbs.), and wide receivers 
Jeffrey Speech (freshman, 6' 
2". 180 lbs.), James Hundon 
(sophomore, 6' 2", 175 lbs.) and 
Tony Roberts (sophomore, 5' 
9", 180 lbs.), have definitely got 

change to dugout cheerleader 
as the Braves beat the Pitts- 
burgh Pirates in the National 
League Championship series 
in seven games before losing 
to the Minnesota Twins in 
seven games in the World 

Sanders would again join 
the Falcons' secondary in the 
middle of the 1991 NFL sea- 
son to help lead Atlanta to 
their first divisional cham- 
pionship in over a decade. In 
an abridged season, Sanders 
was second in the league in 
yards per punt return and 
was selected to the Pro Bowl. 

Deion Sanders is an athlete 
who plays two different pro- 
fessional team sports. He 
contributes greatly to the suc- 
cess of both. His baseball 
team is playing the best ball 
in the league and is likely to 
win the pennant. His foot- 
ball team is a reigning divi- 
sion champ and playing un- 
der their new dome helps 
them be one of the most excit- 
ing teams ever to come 
across the gridiron. 

Deion Sanders, "Neon Dei- 
on," "Prime Time," or what- 
ever you want to call him, is 
among the sports world elite. 

(Editor's Note: True to 
iiis reputation, Mr. San- 
ders scored the winning 
run for the Braves Friday 
and returned a kickoff for 
a touchdown in a Falcons 
uniform Sunday.) 

their work cut out for them. 

Allen has to be the greatest 
loss for the Rams this year. 
He is moving on to the Uni- 
versity of Texas in Houston as 
the number one community 
college quarterback in not only 
the Golden Gate Conference, 
but in the United States. With 
an average of 20.7 completions 
per game, it is hard to think 
that there could be anyone to 
compare in the '92 season. 
Rush thinks he may have 
found that someone. 

ISew on-field leader 
"He (Gray) compares very 
well," said Rush, "He's bigger 
and faster. He comes from an 
option offense and he needs to 
develop his passing skills. 
He's made tremendous pro- 
gress. He's backed up by an- 
other talented guy, Dexter Doss 
(fi-eshman . 6' 2", 175 lbs.), so 
we're very pleased in that 

The '91 Rams stomped across 
the conference table, rushing 
and passing a total of 5254 
yards, bruising their way past 
Chabot and Diablo Valley, to 
take the undisputed number 
one slot. Losing most of his '91 
Golden Gate Conference team 
to graduation and four-year 
schools. Rush must rely on the 
strength of his recruiting pro- 
gram for the Rams to come 

anywhere near last season's 

This year's Rams are a 
completely fresh team with a 
big reputation to live up to, but 
with a fresh team the variables 
increase and so do the amount 
of errors, until the team has a 
chance to jell. 

Good recruiting 
"Of course we want to win it 
all. We've had some pretty 
good recruiting. You want to 
be balanced - offense, defense, 
kickers. I think we have the 
potential for two and a half of 
those," said Rush. "We're a 
young team and we're going to 
make mistakes. It will take 
some experience and training 
to correct those things. It's all 
about learning." 

Sharing in the hard knock 
learning experience of football 
on the Rams starting offense 
will be: tight-end Dwayne 
Watts (sophomore, 6' 4", 215 
lbs.); tackles Irwin Silver 
(sophomore, 6' 4", 270 lbs.) and 
Joe Adinolfi (freshman, 6' 5", 
280 lbs.); guards Fred Fowler 
(freshman, 6'2", 285 lbs.) and 
Mark Fa'aita (sophomore, 6' 
4", 255 lbs.); and centers Mike 
Tito (freshman, 6', 230 lbs.) 
and Tom Apela (freshman, 6'. 
1", 260 lbs.). 

Defensive starters 
On the defensive side of the 

Rams education will be: line- 
men Carlos Chester (fresh- 
man, 6"5". 260 lbs.), Ted 
Callier (sophomore, 6' 7", 270 
lbs.), Moe Benson (freshman, 
6' 6", 290 lbs.) and Jeffery 
Reno (freshman, 6' 7", 240 
lbs.); linebackers Vernon Mit- 
chell (freshman, 6' 3", 230 
lbs.), and Dave Elzey (fresh- 
man, 6', 225 lbs.); rover James 
Taylor (sophomore, 6', 210 
lbs.); cornerbacks Sam Peoples 
(sophomore, 6' 1", 180 lbs.). 
Randy Taylor (freshman, 5' 
8", 170 lbs.) and Dorian Wil- 
son (freshman, 6', 175 lbs.); 
safeties George Harris (fresh- 
man, 5' 10", 180 lbs.) and 
Reggie Rusk (freshman, 6" 1", 
185 lbs.); and kicker Jose OrtiiJ 
(freshman, 5' 8", 175 lb§.). . ■: 

Hard road 

These fresh faces on the 
Rams line-up will face a hard 
road ahead. League runner-up 
Chabot and number three Dia- 
blo Valley will still be gunn- 
ing for the conference leaders. 
The two big ones and some 
new and improved upstarts 
will make this year's season 
no easy education for the 

"Chabot and Diablo Valley 
are still strong teams and 
Laney and San Jose are sup- 
posed to be much improved," 
said Rush. 

These new starters may be 
short on experience but they are 
a talented group with a veteran 
coach. Watch out 

A -m y^ J y ed on a penalty kick. The last 

/I -yj /-f H 1 1 T r\r\l go^l of the match was scored by 

.Ti^l LKJ^ ± LVi/KJyJV Byrnes of Ohlone with 15 

minutes left in the match. 

The Rams had several oppor- 
tunities but weren't able to turn 
them into goals. 

The second annual match 
between current CCSF players 
and CCSF alumni at Balboa 
Stadium on September 12 was a 
well-played tug-of-war that was 
won by the alumni 2-1. Omar 
Rashid, who played for CCSF 
1986-87, scored both goals for 
the alumni. He is now head 
soccer coach at Westmoor High 
School in Daly City and hopes 
to play in the San Francisco 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

In an interview last Thurs- 
day, September 10, CCSF soccer 
coach Mitchell Palacio said 
that he was optimistic about the 
team he has this year. 

With more talent, a higher 
level of all-around skill, and 
five returning players, he 
should be able to work more on 
timing plays and shots rather 
than on developing skills. 

From what was evident in 
the game against Ohlone Sep- 
tember 11 at Balboa Stadium, 
he could well be right. 

The final score of 4-1 might 
indicate a lopsided match in 
favor of Ohlone, but that was 
actually not the case. The 
Ohlone players were 2-3 inches 
taller and 10-15 pounds heav- 
ier; yet, they didn't dominate 
the game as much as you 
might think. Take away the 
penalty kicks Ohlone made 
and it's a totally different con- 

Goals were scored at 28 
minutes gone in the match by 
Trinidade of Ohlone and at 35 
minutes gone by Kecelioglu of 
City College. That was how the 
first half ended, the score tied 
one to one. 

Seven minutes into the sec- 
ond half, Trinidade of Ohlone 
scored again on a penalty 
kick. Sixteen minutes later 
Hamilton of Ohlone also scor- 

Soccer League. 

On Monday, September 14, 
CCSF played host to Skagit 
Valley College (SVC) from 
Mount Vernon, Washington 
for a pre-season soccer match. 
They came ready to play and 
that they certainly did. 

The first goal was at five 
minutes into the match by 
Edlin of SVC, the second at 21 
minutes in by Reid of SVC, 
and the third at 30 minutes into 
the match by Ortiz of SVC. 

Twenty-nine minutes into 
the second half, the fourth goal 
was scored by White of SVC. 
The final score was Skagit 
Valley 4 City College 0. 

Sports Calendar 

^ Football 

Friday, September 18, Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa, 7:00 p.m. 
(following week is a bye) 

Men's Soccer 

Friday, September 18, University of Pacific at UOP. 4:00 p.m. 
Friday, September 25, Consumnes River at ORG, 3:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, September 30, West Valley at CCSF, 3:30 p.m. 

Men's and Women's Cross Country 

Saturday, September 26, GGP XC Series, GO Park, 9 a.m. 

Women's Volleyball 

Friday, September 18, Gavilan College at CCSF, 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday. September 19, Cabrillo Tourney at Davis, all day 

Monday, September 21, Napa College at CCSF, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday. September 23, Santa Rosa JC at CCSF, 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 26, MFC Power Pool Tournament at 

Monterey, ail day 
Monday, September 28. Skyline College at Skyline. 3:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, September 30, Diablo Valley at DVC, 7:00 p.m. 

6/The Guardsmai) 
DEFAULT, cont. from page I 

gram because of the on-going 
problems that arise year in 
and year out. 

According to Balestreri, "We 
do collect on this one and issue 
it out and its only 3.4 percent 
default when we do the entire 

Timar echoed Balestreri's 
optimism. "When we control 
it all the way up we can do the 
job." She added that the default 
rate of the Perkins loan pro- 
gram is "at a level that won't 
threaten our program." 
Credit Distinction 

However, when the U.S. Of- 
fice of Education issued a press 
release in early August listing 
institutions that had defaulted 
on GSL loans there was no 
distinction made between cred- 
it and non-credit academic di- 

According to Balestreri, the 
default rate is about 24 percent 
for credit classes. 

"They (monies) are not af- 
fecting any college students at 
the present," said Richard 
Rothman of the college's Fi- 
nancial Aid office. "All who 
received aid for school year 
1992-93 will receive aid for the 
year. The Cal Grant B student 
will get 15.2 percent less for 
the '92/'93 school year." He 
added that in January there 
should be more details and 
guidelines for the upcoming fi- 
nancial aid year. 

Federal Response 

Roger Murphy, from the Uni- 
ted States Department of Edu- 
cation, said "The student aid 
departments will be informed 
in a 'dear colleague' letter 
about any forthcoming chang- 
es." He said the letter will 
go out in "plenty of time and 
that it is being drafted." 

Title V allows the "govern- 
ing board of a district" to de- 
cide the amount of the fee for 
part-time students. SHS and 
Timar's office agreed that 
part-time students avail them- 

selves of health services as 
frequently as full-time stu- 
dents, therefore, they will pay 
the same fee. 

Title V, Section 72246, Sub- 
division (b) says "the gov- 
erning board... shall decide 
amount... and... may decide 
whether... mandatory or option- 
al." The Health Fee is a 
mandatory $7.50 fee. Summer 
students will pay $5. 

Title V. Section 72246, Sub- 
division (c) also states that the 
governing board "...shall adopt 
rules and regulations that 
either exempt low-income stu- 
dents.. .or provide for the pay- 
ment,, .from other sources," It 
also states that it shall exempt 
"those students receiving fi- 
nancial aid..." 

According to Robert Bales- 
treri, dean of Admissions and 
Records, "this District identi- 
fies low-income students as 
those who have applied for and 
are receiving financial assis- 
tance." He also said that those 
students who had paid the fee 
before receiving their Board of 
Governors Grant, could apply 
for a refund in the Regis- 
tration Office and the college 
would reimburse them by mail. 

Additionally, Subdivision (d) 
of Title V exempts the follow- 
ing students from the fee: 

(1) "Students who depend 
exclusively upon prayer for 

(2) "Students who are at- 
tending., .under an approved 
apprenticeship training pro- 

When asked how the exempt 
students had been or would be 
identified, Timar said, "there 
are only two -- financial aid 
and prayer for healing." She 
added that, other than finan- 
cial aid recipients, a "waiver 
system" is being developed 
"with the least amount of steps 
for students to take, which 
would enable them to be reim- 
bursed, retroactive to July 1. 

The majority of students 
queried by The Guardsman 
agreed that health services are 
needed and most of them said 

the $7.50 health fee was not was 
exorbitant. Howeve, all agreed 
that they should have been in- 
formed in advance of registra- 
tion and that the fee should 
have been optional. 

HEALTH, cont. from page 1 

SHS sponsors had hoped to ex- 
pand services at Phetan cam- 
pus to include some evening 
hours with limited services be- 
ing extended to other campuses 
as well. The reduced $445,251 
operating budget for academic 
year 1992-93 falls within the- 
$450,000 projected revenue from 
the health fee. 

New funding source 

Timar confirmed that SHS 
will no longer be funded from 
the General Fund. SHS is now 
totally reliant upon the Student 
Health Fee for funds. 

"We didn't want Student 
Health Services to be put in a 
position to compete for money," 
said Timar. 

When asked if there were 
plans to expand SHS, Timar 
said, "most definitely." She 
said "mobile" services can be 
provided to the other campuses 
and not at the expense of seriv- 
ices on the Pheltin campus. 

As of August 28, approxi- 
mately $186,000 of the projected 
$450,000 in Student Health Fees 
had been collected for Fall '92. 

Meanwhile, Title V of the 
Education Code, Section 72246, 
allows for the collection of 
Health Fees to maintain stu- 
dent health services. The 
maximum fee allowed is $7.50. 

Although there is proposed 
legislation which would allow 
the maximum to be increased 
to $10, Timar said there was no 
plan to increase tHe fee at this 

letters! cont. from page 2 

It was not just shockingly 
beautiful, though it was. 

Rather than just lecture or 
perform, she invited us onto the 
floor. We learned by doing. I 
had no idea how revolutionary 
(and feminist) Duncan was 
until I tried her techniques. 
Movement coming out of our 

own spirits, not to please 
others. That's still a subver- 
sive notion that's watered 
down in most dance (and 
sports and exercise) classes, 
even at a school like City Col- 

Yet, the result of this danger- 
ous idea was more beautiful 
that whole platoons of conven- 
tional dancers all trying to 

This one class empowered 
me more than many semesters 
of yoga, dance, psychology and 
sociopolitical theory. It's 
changed how I walk, how I feel 
about my body, how I behave in 
a crisis. 

It was also lots of fun to 
watch a professional dance 
troupe in an unfamiliar space 
adapt to our pianist (and vice 
versa): guessing, improvising, 
shouting corrections on the 
spot. Struggling with the same 
things we beginners do. 

I just want to thank Luana 
Silverberg-Willis of the Dance 
Department and Lenore Chin 
of the Music Department., who 
found a way to fund this event 
and to congratulate them. 
They managed to bring a 
world-class teacher to City 
College on a shoestring budget. 
America doesn't value the arts 
as Japan does-we don't subsi- 
dize "National Treasures," but 
we do have them. I met one. 

C. Pagels 

(Editor's Note: How wonder- 
ful to hear about the good 
things happening on campus!) 

Dear Editor: 

Something has just got to be 
done to relieve the ridiculous 
parking problems that are en- 
countered at City College. 

Luckily. I have classes that 
begin early every day this 
semester, but in semesters past, 
when my classes began later, 
I, even with a valid parking 
sticker, couldn't buy a parking 
space. Aimless wandering fi- 
nally brought me deep down 
Plymouth Street. So Td settle 
for parking on the street. 

In and About...City College Calendar 

Wednesday, September 16 

Dr. John Steven Sowle will be 
speaking on set design from 
9 to 10 a.m. in Bungalow 221. 
Sowle was the Artistic Di- 
rector of Kaliyuga Arts, a 
production dompany based in 
Los Angeles. He has also 
worked as a set and lighting 
designer in New York City 
and the One-Act Theatre 
Company and Theatre Rhi- 
noceros in San Francsico. 

Wednesday, September 16 

The Counseling Department 
and the Gay and Lesbian 
Alliance student group (GA- 
LA) sponsor an orientation 
and reception for -new stu- 
dents to City College from 
noon to 2 p.m. in the lower 
level of the student union 

Wednesday, September 16 

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 
Conlan Hall, Room 101. A 
presentation of the Oscar 
award-winning documentary 
"In The Shadow Of The 
Stars." Filmmakers and pro- 
ducers Irving Saraf and 
Allie Light will give a lec- 
ture and answer questions 
following the movie, 

Wednesday, September 16 

The Commonwealth Club of 
California presents a lecture 
on the future role of the U.S. 
in the middle east. Speakers 
will include the Honorable 
George McGovern, former 
U.S. Senator and Thomas 
Mattair, Resident Foley 
Analyst on the Middle East 
Policy council. The presen- 
tation will be held at 5:15 
p.m.. World Affairs Council, 
312 Sutter street 

Thursday, September 17 

The Ancient Arts Ensemble, 
a multi-cultural group of mu- 
sicians will perform origi- 
nal compositions from 11 
a.m. to 12 noon in Arts build- 
ing Room 133. 

Thursday, September 17 

Linda Ware, author of "Now 
I Speak: Healing Prom 
Childhood Incest," lectures 
and reads poetry in Cloud 
Hall room 260 from 12:30 to 
2:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 19 

The Nicaragua Anti-Im- 
perialist Solidarity Project 
sponsors a benefit with Mag- 
da Enriquez and Andres Go- 
mez. The event will be held 
at the St. Peters Church lo- 
cated at 1249 Alabama. A five 
to $10 donation is requested. 

Saturday, September 19 

Presentation of "Noche Vera- 
cruzana" with Tlen-Huicani 
and Ballet Folklorico de S.F. 
as a benefit concert for En- 
cuentro del Canto Popular. 
Performance will be at Mc- 
Kenna Theatre at S.F. State 
University, 1600 Holloway 
Avenue at 8 p.m. $10 general 
admissiion, $8 for students 
and seniors at door. Call 
(415) 252-5957 for more infor- 

Sunday, September 20 

Los Cenzontles, a student en- 
semble from the East Bay 
Center for the Performing 
Arts will interpret the tradi- 
tional music and dance of 
Mexico, at 2 p.m. in the 
James Moore Theatre located 
in the Oakland Museum. $3 
per person/ $2 members. 

Monday, September 21 

Malia Rachel Lewis will be 
speaking on lighting design 
from 9 to 10 a.m. in Bun- 
galow 221. Lewis, who has a 
long list of credits for light- 
ing design since 1989, cap- 
ped off this past year with 
production work on "BRA- 
VA! for Women in the Arts" 
at U.C. Davis, "Whatever 
Happened to B.B. Jane?" at 
the Victoria Theatre in San 
Francisco and "Phoenix Ca- 
fe" in San Rafael. 

Tuesday, September 22 

A luncheon will be held at 
11:30 a.m. in Perry's Res- 
taurant at 1944 Union Street 
in celebration of the Alamo 
Alumni Run to be held Sun- 
day, October 4 in Golden 
Gate park. Special guests in- 
clude Frank Shorter and 
Nancy Ditz. Rsvp by Sep- 
tember 18. (415)948-8083. 

Saturday, September 26 

The Millberry Fitness Center 
at UCSP offers free fitness 
classes/ demonstrations thru 
Oct. 2. For more information 
or' a class schedule, call 476- 

Wednesday, September 30 

The National Library of 
Poetry has announced that 
$12,000 in prizes will be 
awarded this year to over 250 
poets in the North America 
POetry Contest. The deadline 
for this contest is Sept. 30, the 
contest is open to everyone 
and the entry is free. To en- 
ter, send ONE original poem 
to The National Library of 
Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Dr., 
P.O. Box 704-ZK, Owings 
Mills, MD 21117. 

Thursday, September 31 

Last day to submit your short 
story, poem, artwork, or photo 
for submission to City Scrip- 
tum, the City College Liter- 
ary Magazine. City Scriptum 
is also offering $50 to the best 
submission in each catagory. 
Alt written work to be con- 
sidered must be typed. Please 
submit to Batmale Hall room 
368 for possible publication. 

Thursday, October 1 

The Millbury Fitness Center 
at UCSF offers a free fitness 
class for disabled adults 
from 2 to 3 p.m. To sign up 
for the free class or for more 
information, call 476-0350. 

Friday, October 2 

Deadline for applying for 
fall City College scholar- 
ships. City College is offer- 
ing over $25,000 in a variety 
of scholarships this semester. 
For further information and 
application forms, contact the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale 
Hall, room 366 between 10 
a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday and 
Thursday and 12 noon to 5 
p.m. Wednesdays. Other ap- 
pointments can be made by 
calling 239-3339 extension 

Wednesday, October 7 

From noon to 1 p.m. in 
Conlon Hall, room 101 there 
will be a lecture given by his- 
torian Valerie Mathes on Na- 
tive Americans as seen 
through the eyes of artists 
and photographers. For more 
information call Brenda 
Chinn at 239-3580. 

Thursday, October 8 

7-8:30 p.m. Free Community 
Health talk on Menopause by 
Janis Luft, R.N.. The talk 
will be held in the Chan- 
cellor's room at the UCSF 
Laurel Heights Campus lo- 
cated on 3333 California 

Tuesday. October 13 

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the 
Science Hall room 133 for- 
mer gang member and Cal 
State, Fresno graduate Rich- 
ard Santana who now works 
with high-risk youth to keep 
them out of gnags, off drugs 
and in school. 

Wednesday, October 21 

Sexuality: myths and mis- 
conceptions will be the topic 
of a slide lecture by Ronald 
B. Ferris, M.D. at 12 noon in 
Conlan Halt room 101. There 
will be a question and an- 
swer period following the pre- 

Unfortunately, the walk to 
classes was about a mile away, 
so I'd wind up with about two 
miles of unwanted exercise ev- 
ery day. 

Why is the College contemp- 
lating putting up buildings in 
the South Reservoir, when 
parking space is in such short 

While I'm at it, can't some- 
thing be done about the limited 
access to the North Reservoir? 
Getting in and out is no picnic, 
but I feel that this problem 
could be solved by adding an- 
other entranceway at the far 
end of the North Reservoir, 
closer to Ocean Avenue. The 
one entranceway gets very 
congested, and to pull in from 
the northbound lanes becomes 
an adventure, dodging oncom- 
ing traffic and students alike. 

All right, I'll compromise: if 
a new entranceway can't be 
built, how about a lousy stop 
sign to help regulate the flow? 


Dear Editor: 


Gint Sukelis 

Dear Editor: 

Life as a typical student at 
City College can get pretty dull 
and repetitive at times. I 
might go as far as to say we 
might not have much of a life 
at this school. 

Why do I make such a 
statement? Well, I was just 
having one of those thoughts on 
my way to school this morning 
that City College doesn't pro- 
vide many of the things any 
university normally would. 

Granted that this is a junior 
college not a university, but we 
should have some of those 

One of the so-called luxuries 
I am referring to is an ade- 
quately sized library. I think 
there are plans to construct a 
bigger and better one in the fu- 
ture, but in all likelihood, I 
will not be around to use it To 
tell you the truth, I don't think 
the library will be dene any- 
time soon because impirove- 
ment at this campus comes 
slow and far in between. 

This reality is what I am get- 
ting at when I say that City 
College is dull and repetitive. 
This campus is not very socia- 
ble or active in respect to some 
of the other institutions of 
higher education. I guess you 
get what you pay for in this 

For the amount of money 1 
am paying compared to others 
who go to universities, my edu- 
cation is a bargain to say the 
least. But, fun I will not have. 
If you think about it, however, 
if City College were fun and 
cheap, everyone would come 
here instead of the high priced 

Well, I think its almost time 
to think about transferring out 
of here. 

Edison Young 

It seems that student part 
regulations are well in nt 

here at City College, inciS 
privileged parking J 
means that administrative I:- 
teaching staff members da J 
have to jockey or cruise roiJ 
and round, wasting ^r,^ 
fuel while polluting the ^ 
vironment in seach of a W 
parking space reasonably Z 
to class facilities. 

Perhaps this comfortable n. 
vilage is the reason why a 
lege authorities have inadve 
tedly overlooked the parkk 
problems which have bs* 
created by a significant n 
crease in student enrollitidt 
With the North Reservoir m. 
lized to full capacity, not j 
mention other authorized pari 
ing zones, I find it odd that it 
ac(jacent reservoir has not » 
yet been made available t^ 
parking if only as a temporu 
measure to handle vehicli 
driven by students who have i 
alternative but to drive the 
cars to class. 

With so many traffic ticks 
I see fluttering from wini 
shields on and near campi 
lately, I think many studen 
would agree that this situatit 
needs some attention lil 

V. Acoff 

Dear Editor: 

What could our "Educadt 
President George Bush 
thinking of now? I think t 
idea of raising the fees by o^ 
67 percent is absolutely absi 
and quite frankly racist 

A vast majority of studei 
enrolled at community c 
leges are people of color « 
are already struggling to mi 
the costs of tuition and boo 
The reality of the matter is ll 
the people here at City Colli 
might be ultimately forced 
drop-out and seek fuU-ti 
jobs. Which poses yet anoti 
question, what jobs? 

People are struggling tw 
as hard to make ends meeti 
President Bush opts to cut It 
on education, which is the o 
means by which people of ci 
can survive in this couni 
The fact is, that we, the peo 
must fight for our rights, 
cannot just sit and see i 
lives be determined by a s 
tem that does not see the sev 
ity of this proposal. 

This November's presidi 
tial election will give us I 
opportunity to have our voi 
heard and to start taking 
initiative towards determini 
our own futures. So get < 
there and vote! 

Elizabeth Av 

STUDENTS, cont. from page 3 

has risen from 12 percent in 

1990 {335 total) to 14 percent in 

1991 (416). 

Ibrahim A!-Sultan, director 
of international students at 
Ohio Northern University 
(ONU) in Ada, Ohio, travels 
throughout the world to woo 
international students to this 
rural school. In the three years 
Al-Sultan has been recruiting, 
ONU has increased foreign 
students from 10 in 1988 to 80 
in 1991. 

Al-SulUn's recruiting trips 
take him to Cypress, Singa- 
pore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, 
Japan and many countries in 
the Middle East. He recently 
returned from the United Arab 
Emirates, where he put together 
a contract that has 20-25 Arad 
students coming to Ohio each 
year for the next decade to 
study industrial technology. 

Freshman Abdullah Ahmed, 
an industrial technology stu- 
dent from the United Arab 
Emirates, said that he wanted 
to go to school in Ohio. 

"I chose a good engineering 
school, but I also saw Mr. Al- 
Sultan's name, which was 
very familiar, because he is 
from Saudi Arabia," said 

USSA, cont. from page 3 

of the language in the legis- 
lation was written by USSA 

Though the House and Senate 

versions of the reauthorizati 
increased the amount of d 
lars being given and t 
number of students eligible I 
Pell Grants, the USSA lost i 
battle for entitlement 

Pell Grants would recei 
automatic funding as i 
entitlement, thereby avoidn 
the annual appropriations pi 
cess that often leaves the pi 
gram short of its authorii' 
funding level. 


Even though entitlement h 
not yet come for student ai 
USSA has succeeded m ej 
eating lawmakers about 
plight of students who a 
trying to afford a college eo 

Continuing problem 

Not only does USSA have 
deal with the transient natu 
of the organization, studen 
leaving the university * 
organization after ft"'' *'* j 
but it also has to combat « 
problem of apathy in its ran*. 

Group members try to bpp 
to local student associati" 
how much influence they " 
"Students need to recog"' 
that a hand-written le' 
makes a difference." D""* 
plained. "Congress me'^JJj 
are responsive to people 
vote for them." 

Strong relationships 

When USSA members ojj 
come initial problems, 
tend to foster strong f 
tionships on Capitol ni". 
says. USSA's best conWetsfj 
at the Department of EduM^ 
and members of the House 
Senate subcommittees. 

story Ideas? 

Call The Guardsman 

at 239-3446 


Vol.114. No.2 

City College of San Francisco 

October 1-13, 1992 

News Briefs 

The college's Re-entry Pro- 
gram is sponsoring a series 
of support groups on campus. 
Among them are a "Life & 
y/ork Planning Support 
Group," a "Women and Men 
in Transition" and others. 
Call 239-3297 to register for 
support groups or workshops. 

California's budget was de- 
livered by the legislature and 
signed by Governor Pete 
Wilson on September 2, the 
64th day of fiscal crisis. 
Revenue to City College's 
from the State General Fund 
will be reduced from $1,694 
billion (■91-'92) to $1,254 bil- 
lion {'92-'93). The reduction 
will supposedly be made up 
by increasing student fees to 
$10 per unit and removing 
the 10-unit cap; therefore a 
student canying 15 units per 
semester will be paying $300 
per year instead of the cur- 
rent $120 per year. Students 
with BA's will pay $50 per 
unit. For this year, the San 
Francisco Community Col- 
lege District will probably be 
able to weather the storm due 
to increased revenue from 
Prop A, but Prop. A expires 
next June. The District will 
face about a $10 million 
budget problem in '93-94. 
• •• 

The California Community 
Colleges Board of Governors 
has named Gus Guichard as 
vice-chancellor of govern- 
mental relations for the 
California Community Col- 
leges. Guichard has held the 
post on an interim basis 
since March, including the 
recent period when the state 
went 64 days without a bud- 
get. Chancellor Mertes cred- 
ited Buichard with playing a 
key role on behalf of com- 
munity colleges during the 
crisis, particularly with his 
quick evaluations of the var- 
ious budget proposals and 
their impact on community 


Bay Area college students 
who are having problems get^ 
ting into required courses or 
finding courses that fit their 
schedule may find the solu- 
tion to their problems at UC 
Berkeley Extension. UC Ber- 
keley Extension offers 210 
undergraduate credit courses 
this fall at locations in Ber- 
keley, San Francisco, Men- 
lo/Atherton, and Contra Cos- 
ta County. Most classes are 
scheduled in the evening or 
on weekends and begin this 
month. For a catalog, call 

Nursing celebrates 30 years; 
honors alumni and faculty 


By Gretchen Schubeck 

The Nursing Program at 
City College recently cele- 
brated 30 years on campus by 
throwing a party honoring 
alumni and faculty in the 
Pierre Coste room in Statler 

Guest speakers at the event 
included Assemblyman Willie 
Brown, City College Chancel- 
lor Evan S. Dobelle, Supervisor 
Roberta Achtenburg, as well as 
many distinguished alumni. 

The event was co-ordinated 
by Jan Zlotnick, a registered 
nurse and faculty member of 
the esteemed nursing program 
who commented that the party 
was just a "homegrown af- 
fair" with many of the depart- 
ments on campus contributing 
services that might otherwise 
be contracted to outside busi- 

According to Zlotnick, "The 
Hotel and Restuarant Depart- 
ment catered the affair, the 
sound system came from the 
AudioA'isual Department, Or- 
namental Horticulure supplied 
the flower arrangements, the 
programs were made by the 
Duplicating Dept., and the City 
College Jazz Ensemble pro- 
vided the entertainment for the 

Brown spoke very highly of 
the program and honored its 
accomplishments over the past 
30 years. He also renewed his 
pledge to fight for funding to 
the California Community Col- 
lege system. 

Dobelle followed up Brown's 
speech by praising the_ as- 
semblyman's efforts in Sacra- 
mento during the budget crisis. 
"If it were not for Willie 
Brown we would not have the 
basic kinds of education 
(funding) coming out of Sacra- 
mento that we received this 
year. Willie Brown stood tall 
for education. He stood tall for 
two year institutions. He stood 
tall for all of us." 

Dobelle pleaded with the 
alumni to remember their roots 
at City College by saying, 
"What we need is your influ- 
ence, to tell people of your pride 
in this institution that you are 
alumni of... ..and to convince 
others that the City College of 
San Fransisco is both a spring- 
board, that you have had the 
opportunity to take advantage 
of. as well as a safety net for 
those who are in desperate need 
in this city." 

Success stories 

Many of the graduates of the 

nursing program have gone on 

to illustrious careers in the 

care-giving feild. One such 

graduate is Gene O'Connell 
who is now director of Nursing 
at S.F. General Hospital. She 
remembers her studies by 
saying, "I owe a lot to City 

O'Conneli, who went on to 
get her bachelors and then her 
masters degree at another in- 
stitution has come full circle 
and is now an active member 
of the Advisory Committee for 
the Nursing Program. She felt 
she "needed to give something 

Another alumni, Roy Camp- 
bell, was the first male grad- 
uate to come out of the program. 
He recalled his first days in 
class by commenting about the 
number of men in the program 
"there were only four of us, 
and three dropped out." 

A recent graduate Bill Kim 
received the results of his State 
Board Exam the day of the 
party and is now a Registered 
Nurse. He told alumni and 
faculty that he "hopes that af- 
fordable, professional pro- 
grams such as this one at City, 
continue to be available to the 
future nursing students of 

Troubled times 
Supervisor Roberta Acten- 
berg, who spent the day with 
Hillary Clinton touring a 
family health clinic in Plea- 
santon, closed the evening by 
saying, "These are troubled 
times It is a heavy respon- 
sibility that you bear and I ap- 
preciate you. 

The program 
The City College Nursing 
Program has approximately 
175 full time students in any 
given semester. The cirricu- 
lum consists of theory training 
on campus and clinical prac- 
tice at some of the most presti- 
gious medical centers in S.F., 
including Davies Medical 
Center, Mt. Zion and S.F. 
General Hospital, Students 
can expect to finish the pro- 
gram after three years of full- 
time study in preparation for 
the State Board Exam. The 
Nursing Program boasts a 90 
perecent success rate of those 
students that go on to take the 

According to Jan Zlotnick, 
the Nursing Program place 
"virtually 100 percent of their 

Registered nurses can expect 
to make " over $40,000 per year 
plus benefits" which he cites as 
one of the reasons for the high 
enrollment in the program. 

"The City College Nursing 
Program is the cheapest, most 
accessible way to get an As- 
sociate Degree in Nursing," 
said Zlotnick. 

Power outage cancels classes 

Drop by Bungalow 209! 


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PAnuiaP»Et)utATE IS }i 

CI it 

students react to budget cuts and fee hikes 

Approximately 1,000 students from S.F. State University and City College marched from the 
State University campus to the state office building on McAllister and Van Ness. Students 
rallied in protest to the state budget cuts in education, welfare and other social programs. The 
students handed out fiyers in opposition to Governor Wilson's welfare cuttmg initiative 
Proposition 165. The students also had flyers in support of Proposition 167 known as the tax 
reform initiative The S.F. State Coalition of Students, as well as various staff and faculty 
organizations on the State University campus called for the march, as part of two days of 
protest Similar actions took place on six other California State University campuses. Actions 
were held at universities across the country, including Arizona State and Rutgers University, 
to show their sohdarity with the students of CaHfomia. Photo/Story by Karl Kramer 

Health Center hopes to survive 
budget cuts with health fee 

By Jacquelyn A, Estrella 

In June, Dr. Myrna Quan 
Holden, Chair of Student 
Health Services (SHS) for 22 
years, was pushed into the 
quagmire of the San Francisco 
Community College District's 
budgetary crisis. Her only 
hope for surviving the im- 
pending cuts was the student 
health fee. 

"(The) complication came 
from the complicated, complex 
budget process, and so, it 
wasn't until the fiscal year 
end of July, that we really 
knew what our expenditures 
were," said Holden, 

Holden, an articulate admin- 
istrator, admittedly in unfami- 
liar waters, tackled the budget 
with high hopes for expansion 
and inestimable determina- 

She called district office for a 

budget figure and she was 
given $372,000 as exact expen- 
ditures for 1991-92. 

According to Holden, she 
was told, "'If you call in Aug- 
ust, it'll be, say, $372,000 and if 
you ask in November, you 
might get the re-budgeted 
amount, depending on who you 
ask and which spreadsheet 
they pick up.' Nobody knows, 
unless you get into the budget- 
ing process; you hear it, but you 
don't know what it really 
means... I know now." 

With renewed determina- 
tion, Holden said, "I've spent a 
lot of time doint it!" 

In reality, $372,000 was the 
initial budget; after re-budget- 
ing, the actual expenditures for 
the 1991-92 year, were $480,875. 
She was $100,000 in the hole at 
the outset 

So, what does all this mean? 

"We have no idea," said 
Holden. "We are hoping that 
we will be augmented by the 
General Fund for this transi- 
tional period." 


According to Holden, the im- 
pact on services won't be 
known until...," she paused, 
looking perplexed, then con- 
tinues, "well, we do know 
because it's the 18th of Septem- 
ber already; so we know that 
we have $208,000 and the same 
amount of students next sem- 
ester; then we'll have about 
$416,000 or $417,000; if we get 
10,000 students in the summer - 
- if we have summer school — 
it's very difficult to project. 
It's very difficult... trying to 
predict services." 

She is hoping for legislation 


Undocumented residents 
may pay higher fees 


photo by M.P-R-Howard 

By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

At 2:57 p.m. City College was 
plunged into darkness when 
age-old underground cables 
sputtered and died on Septem- 
ber 24. 

Jim Keenan, superintendent 
of Buildings and Grounds, 
said he called PG&E, who im- 
mediately dispatched work 
personnel that determined the 
problem was on the City Col- 
lege side of Phelan Ave. 

PG&E attempted to restore 
power and were able to do so 
briefly, but another cable 
"blew," said Keenan. He said 
the college's underground ca- 
bles were laid some 30 years 
ago, so their lifespan was a 
matter of time. 

liOst weekend 
According to Keenan, PG&E 
was able to quickly isolate the 
problem and restore power to 
all of the campus, except in 
Batmale Hall, Creative Arts, 
Arts Extension and the Bun- 
galows near Judson Ave. 

Faculty; stoff, nnd students evacuate campus as a result of a mas- 
Bive power outage that lasted for three days. 

around 2:30 

From 3 p.m. until Friday at 
12 noon, PG&E workers re- 
placed 500 feet of cable when 
they discovered a second 
"blown" cable going to Bat- 
male Hall, said Keenan. They 
were able to restore power to 100 

percent capacity 
a.m. Saturday. 

Estimated costs \vill be forth- 
coming, but Keenan indicated 
that the college is seeking state 
funding to replace the remain- 
ing cable. 

By Carol Livingston 

Whether undocumented Cali- 
fornia residents will have to 
pay non-resident tuition fees 
remains uncertain pending a 
court appeal by immigration 
rights activists. 

In mid-September, a Los An- 
geles judge ruled that students 
who are California residents, 
but who could not prove they 
were in this country legally 
would be required to pay non- 
tuition residency fees. 

According to Steve MacCar- 
thy, director of Public Affairs 
for the California State Uni- 
versity system (CSU), "You've 
got a legal issue and a public 
policy issue involved. We 
don't officially formally check 
on immigration status. That's 
what the change going through 
the courts is all about." 
Ruling challenged 

In 1985, an Alameda County 
court judge ruled in the infa- 
mous Leticia A. case that un- 
documented immigrants would 
not have to pay out of state tu- 
ition. However, groups like 
the American Association of 
Women have moved to chal- 
lenge the decision. 

"The CSU legal counsel is 
going to file papers because 
this new court ruling contra- 

dicts another order," said Mac- 
Carthy. "We do expect to re- 
solve it around December be- 
fore changing the financial 
policies for the 1993 school' 

He added: "Students who are 
in this new status currently 
pay $130 per unit, but would 
eventually pay $146 more per 
unit. At 30 units per year, the 
tuition at CSU would be $8,300 
per year. 

MacCarthy expressed con- 
cern over students ending their 
education, white still having 
several semesters left. "It is 
really going to disrupt their 
education process." 

According to MacCarthy, the 
people affected is less than two- 
tenths of one percent. "It's es- 
timated to be about 800 students 
or less based on last year's en- 
rollment. These aren't the 
ones sneaking across the bor- 
der. They have to be in Cah- 
fornia to qualify for admission 
and go through California 
schools and be in the top one- 
third of their high school class, 
having done well enough to 
qualiy for admission to CSU. 

Irma Herrera, immigration 
and education lawyer for 
META. said that people with 
work permits are "in a state of 

major limbo." 

Herrera added: "INS knows 
about the majority of these and 
they are not subject to deporta- 
tion, but they haven't com- 
pleted legalizing their status. 
We can't say that those with a 
work permit will be subject to 
this (fee raise); it depends on 
why they have a work permit." 

But the uncertaintly of this 
new court order puts many un- 
documented workers in jeop- 
ardy over their future in Cali- 
fornia's educational system. 

"If you are undocumented, 
but have been here for ten 
years, it doesn't matter," said 
Herrera. "Those are the people 
that will have a hard time 
establishing their residency." 

Herrera said she is con- 
cerned about the consequences 
of this legal precendent. "Cal 
State will have to decide who is 
precluded and CSU has to in- 
terpret the Immigration and 
Nationalization Act in deter- 
mining whether they qualify 
for residency or not." 

Another isssue is the amount 
of work and administrative 
costs incurred by this change. 

"I haven't any official word 
that the district is going to do 
this Cfollow CSU's pattern)." 



ZTThe Guardaman 



Iron City 

By I. Booth Kelley 

"An ignoramus cannot be a righteous person." 

Sage words, from a time and a place where they knew that 
eetting smart 13 the key to getting where you want to go. We 
all got there about one-fifth slower last week, as campus-wide 
power failures forced the closure of school on Friday. 

Not the worst of disasters. I got my laundry done, and we 
stayed one day further back from bankruptcy. By my calcul^ 
tion, all we need to do to resolve the fiscal crisis is to shut oft 
alt power on campus every Thursday afternoon, and not turn 
it on until Monday moming. No program cuts, no fee hikes. 
Balanced budget at the flick of a switch. Worth considering. 

Not that many things worth considering get considered. I 
am bothered that no one in the administration took the time to 
respond to the issues posed in my last column. The building 
and grounds department is still trying to impose a user fee for 
groups meeting on campus. 

Who has to pay this fee? Does my percussion class have u> 
pay if we want to come in early and practice? No one knows. 

I am told that a committee is being formed to discuss who 
must pay the fee. This is like EI Farolito convening a panel to 
discuss how much my taco will cost. Does the committee have 
to pay when it meets? 

No one knows, better form another committee... Why have 
no adminstrators responded to this in print, likewise the 
ongoing parking problem? Maybe they don't read the school 


Q: Why do so many college papers have comics? 

A: So that the administrators will read them. 

I've heard tliat college is supposed to be a microcosm of 
society; maybe this is why our leaders are distant and unheed- 
ing. Microcosmic, man... 

Associated Students is having a voter registration drive. It 
has never been so easy to do nor so important as it is now, so 
do it if you haven't already. It's located in the student 
commons. You've only got until October 5th, no time like the 


The other big hooplah last week was the walkout at San 
Francisco State University, where everyone cut classes to 
protest the cutting of classes. Only time will tell if this is an 
effective technique. Everyone I've spoken to says that the 
speakers were intelligent and inspiring. It is to be hoped that 
our "leaders" in Sacramento were listening. Many people 
agree with me that such tactics would be less effective at City 
College, where the general idea of student protest is whining 
until the teacher pushes the test back to after the weekend. 
Which reminds me, I have two tests on Friday myself. 

I'm not real worried; I just hope that, come Thursday, 
somebody remembers to shut off the damn electricity... 


By Larrisa Stevens 

A big ole' bad judge, sitting 
in an office or courtroom 
somewhere (equally as big), 
ruled that students who are 
California residents, but not 
U.S. citizens, will be required 
to pay the non-resident fee. 
Out of touch supporters, (U.S. 
citizens no doubt, who have the 
funds to send their children to 
college), say that the decision 
will save "us" taxpayers mil- 
lions of dollars. How can they 
possibly believe that? 

I disagree with them all. Big 
time! Okay, let's be real, I 
would not tell the school ad- 
ministration if I were a Cali- 
fornia resident, but not a U.S. 
citizen. Would you? 'That 
alone will cause the adminis- 
tration fee to increase. 

For example, if I were to lie 
about being a U.S. citizen(but I 
wouldn't), it would take up a 
lot of time and money, (which 
these so-called educated sup- 
porters don't seem to realize), 
to prove that 1 am not a U.S. 
citizen. Just think about it. 
Umm. If one person lies about 
it, then their will be many 
more students who lie about it 
also. By the time the adminis- 
tration has verified the citizen- 
ship of each City College stu- 
dent (about 90,000 students this 
semester), the tuition , not only 
for the non-U.S. citizens but for 
U.S. citizens as well, will cost 
an arm, a leg and an eye. 

Since the judge has already 
ruled this decision, I guess that 
this is the way that it stands. 
However, when a group of an- 
gry students (non-U.S. citizens 
and U.S. citizens alike), start 
to rebel, I hope the judge and 
all of the disillusioned support- 
ers understand why! 


lA ^^-^ WlCHWlWi 

Fee increase scarier than you thin] 

By P. Warfield 

The fees scheduled to take ef- 
fect at city college next term 
represent increases of more 
than 67% to more than 1,300%. 

For those with degrees at- 
tending full-time, the increase 
is like charging $18 a gallon 
for gasoline, $14 per ride on 
Muni or a $42 toll to cross the 
Golden Gate Bridge. These in- 
creases are a radical blow to 
educational access for all peo- 
ple in our community. 

As the accompanying chart 
shows, degree holding full- 
time students will pay $850 for 
17 units compared with the cur- 
rent $60 - a 1,317 percent 
increase. Full-time non-degree 
holding students will pay $170 

compared with the current $60; 
an increase of 183 percent. 

Students taking ten units of 
fewer will still have to pay 
dramatic fee increases: 733 
percent for degree holders, 67 
percent for non-degree holders. 

The vice-chancellors predic- 
tion that the system will lose 
100,000 students means that 
there will be fewer courses and 
sections offered, more classes 
cancelled after the start of the 
semester for lack of enroll- 
ment and fewer teachers teach- 
ing. With such a serious drop 
in enrollment, it will become 
increasingly difficult for ad- 
ministrators to justify main- 
taining current levels of staff 
ind services for students. 
While everyone understands 

that California is havinj 
many problems, other servicei 
are not receiving cuts or ht 
increases as drastic as those at 
City College. Some people ar- 
gue that College has been t 
bargain and fee increases an 
understandable. Yet it's also 1 
bargain to cross the bay on 
Bart for $2. The cost of serview 
such as these is not going up it 
at all. Why should communitj 
college education be hit dra- 
matically and so inequitably? 
For those who can afford to 
attend, choices and servica 
will decrease. For those whs 
can't, the planned fee hik« 
will end the principle of acuH 
to education for all. 

Looking for a better health care system 

By Christopher Campo 
Sacramento C.C. Express 

The idea of a national health 
care system has surfaced re- 
peatedly over the course of the 
long campaign season. 

Adequate health care for all 
our citizens is a goal few 
would argue with. The real 
dispute arises over the means 
by which this goal would be ac- 
complished. The Canadian 
system of health care has often 
been proposed as an alterna- 

President Bush admitted in 
February that the current U.S. 
health care system is flawed, 
but he also said that system is 
"the best in the entire world." 

The president described the 
Canadian socialized system in 
which the government is the 
provider of universal medical 
coverage as "a cure worse than 
the disease." 

"When you nationalize 
tiealth care," he explained, 
"you push costs higher, far 
higher." Newt Gingrich, House 
minority whip has stated that 
the Canadian system "controls 
costs by letting people die." 

On the contrary the Cana- 
dian system appears to be 
operating eficiently. Canadian 
medical costs are lower as a 
portion of gross national prod- 
uct than those in the United 
States. The savings are the 

equivalent of 20 percent per ca- 

As costly as it is, our system 
of health care might be worth 
the price if it somehow made us 
healthier, but it doesn't. Cana- 
dians have a longer life expec- 
tancy and a lower infact 
mortality rate than U.S. citi- 
zens. Based on this informa- 
tion, the Canadian health care 
system compares favorably to 
the system here in the United 

Thirty-five million citizens 
are not covered by any type of 
health insurance. This has cer- 
tEiinly been a major contributor 
to our hospitals' inability to 
provide adequate care to the 
many people who arrive daily 
in emergency rooms. It sim- 
ply costs too much money to ad- 
minister to the medical needs 
of the uninstructed. 

These enormous costs trans- 
late to enormous fees for the 
insurance companies to those 
fortunate enough to have insur- 
ance coverage. The costs, in- 
cluding the built in expense of 
paper work and profits, are 
then passed along to the patient 
in the form of higher rates. 
The U.S. system is inefficient 
at best and scandalous at 

The reason this system has 
survived so long and politi- 
cians continue to misrepresent 


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the possibility of a national 
health care system is that a 
great deal of money is in- 
volved. The two current largest 
beneficiaries of the current 
system are doctors and insur- 
ance companies. 

Coincidently, they also hap- 
pen to have two of the largest 
lobbying groups in Washing- 
ton. Their "donations" to the 
campaigns of congressional 
members ensure the future 
wealth of all involved. 

At the same time the media 
constantly bombards us with 
the conservative mantra that 
all government is necessary 
evil and simultaneously 
spreads cynical lies about the 
health care system in Canada. 
To admit that the government 
might be able to efficiently 
provide a service for the public 
besides invading third world 
nations, would fly in the face 
of the dogma that has carried 
the Republican ticket for the 
last 12 years. 

I agree that instituting an ef- 
ficient national health care 
system in which all citizens 
receive adequate medical care 
and at the same time closing 
down one of the many money 
mills in Washington is an ap- 
pealing idea. 

I am wary, however, of the 
ability of our government to 
accomplish that feat. Can a 
government driven by the prin- 
ciples of greed and falsehoods - 
-a system which consciously 
creates a cynicism about the 
political process to discourage 
participation- be trusted to ad- 
minister an efficient and 
honest system? 

Perhaps tha only hope for the 
35 million uninsured people in 
the U.S. as well as those who 
pay inflated health care costs 
is to move to Canada. Though I 
am not optimistic, I pray it 
doesn't come to that. 

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10 Units:, 

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4 Units: 

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to the Editor 


We apologize to Sports Editor 
Frances Harrington for ex- 
cluding her name in last 
issue's Staff Box. 

Dear Editor: 

I wish to recant what was 
printed about me and the school 
budget. It was quoted that I 
said the school was still a bar- 
gain and much less than a 
university. Well it is, but I 
also stated that this increase 
goes against the policy of the 
community college which is 
free education to all. 

In Ohio, where I'm from, my 
friends are paying about $1,000 
per semester but they are get- 
ting plenty of financial aid 
with which to do this. They are 
not having an increase and 
then having their financial 
aid cut on top of that! If the non 
credit part of the college is 
sinking then why not do away 
with that part. 

If a man has a festering 
wound you don't just let the 
whole man die. You cut away 
the infected part so the whole 
can become healthy again. If 
the non-credit section of the 
college is floundering why let 
the whole thing struggle. Why 
not eliminate the factor that is 
causing the problem instead of 
making all students bear the 
brunt of this? 

1 guess I just don't get it. I 
was told by financial aid that I 
was entitled to the maximum 
benefits. Now I get a letter say- 
ing that I have to prove that I'm 
a displaced worker from some 
office down on Market Street. I 
have called this office several 
times and they have not re- 



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do. The bureaucracy of the 
whole thing makes me sick. 

Yes, I'd like to become a 
nurse. It's been my life's 
dream since I was a child. I 
don't think it will happen with 
all these obstacles in the way at 
every turn of the road. I came 
here with great expectations. 
It's not an easy task to be away 
from school almost 25 years 
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The Cuard§niany3 

from the eouer of CUy Scriplum / by David Marshall 

Where did the 2,000 MIAs go? 

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City College literary 
magazine lives 

By Eric Stromme 

'May you grant me the spirit 
to not only wish to do, but grant 
me the power to follow it 
through." This excerpt from a 
poem recently submitted to 
City Scriptum seems to de- 
fine the very essence of the 
magazine itself. 

City Scriptum, City Col- 
lege's only literary magazine, 
attempts to publish a collection 
of poems, short stories, art- 
work and photographs once 
each semester. The magazine 
is edited, printed and produced 
by City students with financial 
support from the college, and 
moral support from faculty 
advisor Brown Miller. 
. In the past. City Scriptum 
has had too few submissions to 
represent the diverse popula- 
tion of the college. The issue 
scheduled to come out last 
spring never reached publica- 
tion due to lack of student in- 
terest and limited submis- 

Surely you've seen the signs 
asking you to "Expose Your- 
self," offering fame and for- 
tune with the chance to be pub- 

This year, in an attempt to 
attract more students work. 
City Scriptum has offered 50 
dollars in prize money to the 
best submission in each of the 
following four categories; po- 
etry, artwork, short stories, 
and photography. 

"50 bucks isn't the kind of 
money somebody would take to 
the bank," Miller says, "but I 
don't know anyone who 
wouldn't like to get 50 bucks 
for free." Apparently Miller 
was right. Submissions to City 
Scriptum have been plentiful 
this semester. 

But City Scriptum still 
needs your artwork and pho- 
tography to give the magazine 
some visual life. Give your- 
self a chance, there's no 
telling what could happen, that 
old photograph or drawing 
could win you 50 dollars or re- 
cognition among the City Col- 
lege population. 

Students interested in being 
published in the magazine are 
asked to submit their work to 
Batmale Hall room 3GS no 
later than October first, Sub- 
missions i"or the spring issue 
will be accepted throughout the 

The stafT of City Scriptum 
hopes to have the next issue 
published and available for 
purchase by the end of this 

Past issues of the magazine 
are available for two dollars, 
the proceeds of which go to the 
production of future issues of 
City Scriptum. If you would 
like any additional infor- 
mation please call or drop by 
Batmale Hall room 368 be- 
tween 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tues- 
days and Thursdays. 

By M.PJR.Howard 

In the spring of 71, flying 
from halfway around the 
world, I had to change planes 
at the St. Louis Airport. 

Resting in my wheelchair 
and nursing a sprained ankle, 
a very young woman ap- 
proached me as I waited for the 
plane to begin boarding. This 
teenager angrily spat in my 
face and began calling me 

the First Naval District) into a 
society that could not accept our 

In the nineteen and half 
years since the war in Viet- 
Nam ended, veterans from that 
time have been shunned in ed- 
ucational, employment and 
community pursuits. While 
many of our civilian contem- 
poraries went on with their 
lives to become productive suc- 
cesses in their fields, most 

Despite the vast amounts of cumula- 
tive evidence that was compiled, 
more than 2,000 MIA's were never 
brought home. 

more names then I care to re- Viet-Nam veterans have had to 
member. The two things that 
stuck deepest were that I should 
have been killed over there 
and that I was a murderer, I 
then realized that I would 
never be coming home, just re- 
turning to the states. 

One week later I walked out 
of the Fargo Building (Home of' 

continue to put the war behind 
them, too many times alone. 

Therefore, the testimony 
coming out of Massachusetts 
Senator Kerry's Select Com- 
mittee on POW/MIA's comes 
as no great surprise. In an ef- 
fort to unconsciously punish 
those who served in-country. 

the president under pressure 
from both the public and Con- 
gress "...decided not to scuttle 
the (Paris) agreement (with 
North Viet-Nam)over the MIA 
issue," according to Winston 
Lord, who was an aide to 
Henry Kissinger. 

John Kerry, the democratic 
senator from Massachusetts, 
served in the navy, in Viet- 
Nam, began the congressional 
investigation in part due 
to"., .understand better why we 
are here 20 years latter trying 
to find answers," Kerry's far- 
ther asserted his panel's plan 
.,."will go beyond the official 

In fact, former Secretaries of 
Defense James Schlesinger 
and Melvin Laird testified 
that many in the government 
believed that there were proba- 

So in 1992, a national wound 
that has festered for so long, 
refuses to heal and the politi- 
cians keep playing with the 
soul of the veterans and their 

families as well as the loved 
ones who did not come home. 
As with most of the American 
conscience around the Viet- 
Nam War, MIA/POW's and 
veterans still remain a politi- 
cal expedient to the ambitions 
of those who were never in any 
danger of becoming a statistic. 

bly more service personnel 
alive " with U,S,A, govern- 
ment knowledge -- than North 
Viet-Nam officials were admit- 
ting to. An obstinate former 
Secretary of State called their 
testimony a "...flat out lie." 

Kissinger's assertion that no 
government official had any 
solid evidence that more 
Americans were alive in 
Southeast Asia was reflective 
of a nation that wanted to slam 
closed the chapter of the most 
decisive war in this country 
since the Civil War. Despite 
the vast amounts of cumulative 
evidence that was compiled, 
more then 2,000 MIA's were 
never brought home. 

Holiday jobs; focus 
of CCSF workshops 

from the Guardsman photo fik/ by Larry Graham 

UNDOCUMENTED, cont. from page 1 

HEALTH CENTER, cont. from page 1 


to be passed that will enable the 
district to increase the health 
fee to $10. 

"It's hard; I mean it's a hard 
thing for students to have to 
think of even $3,00 more," said 
Holden, "If the legislation 
goes through, then it's up to the 
administration... it's a little 
early to even think of increas- 
ing at this time - we're still 
juggling all of it." 

Mental Health Services 

There are no qualifications 
to get into SHS, according to 
Dr. Gerald Amada, PhD and 
head of Mental Health Services 
at SHS. He said, "it's free - 
once you've paid the (health) 

Individual sessions are cur- 
rently available on a short- 
term basis (7-12 sessions) and 
are "confidential as well as 
voluntary," said Dr. Amada, 
There are existing groups on 
various topics, but they are all 
filled at this time. 

With a degree of pride, Dr, 
Amada said the mental health 
program has "led the way in 
developing principles and 
strategies in providing crisis 
mtervention services on cam- 

Dr. Amada has served on 
various task forces including 
the Chancellor's Office in Sa- 

Mental Health services, un- 
der Dr. Amada, has played "a 
leadership role nationwide in 
the area of developing a model 

for dealing with disrputive 
college students, a topic which 
currently holds great fasci- 
nation for Dr. Amada; so much 
so, that he has written two 
articles and a book on the topic 
entitled "Coping With the Dis- 
ruptive Student: A Practical 
Model", which is due to come 
out later this year. 


Basic services include pro- 
viding direct services to stu- 
dents who are in emotional 
crisis, supporting and provid- 
ing consultation to other em- 
ployees of the college, i.e. 
faculty, administrators, with 
respect to their concerns about 
students. Mental Health also 
provides crisis intervention for 
psychiatric emergencies (ser- 
ious and acute psychiatric epi- 
sodes) that take place on 

Dr. Amada's program has 
been acknowledged as one of 
the most innovative and crea- 
tive mental health services on 
a community college in the 
United SUtes. 

Regarding the budget crisis, 
Dr, Amada understands that 
reimbursements to Student 
Health Services for those fees 
waived, are being made at 
other colleges but "it's not go- 
ing to happen here, evidently; I 
don't know why it can't happen 
but apparently that money's not 
going to be reimbursed (to 

See HEAl.TH CRNTER, page 

City College students regularly flock to job fairs 

By Steven Gresham 

In the midst of corporate shut- 
downs, strikes over reduc-ed 
wages and rampant unem- 
ployment, City College is offer- 
ing two workshops that focus 
on providing students with job 
search techniques for aquiring 
holiday jobs. 

For the past 10 years, the Ca- 
reer Development and Place- 
ment Center (CDPC), in cooper- 
ation with local industries, has 
offered its annual "Christmas 
Job Seeking Workshop" to help 
students seeking holiday work. 

gram has been successful in 
placing students in holiday 
jobs, but exact numbers have 
not been determined. 

"Student's don't follow up 
and tell us if they got a job," 
said Ubungen. 

Macy's of Serramonte will 
also take part in the holiday 

spirit by providing a workshop 
of their own. On Oct. 16, 
Macy's recruiters will be on 
campus from noon to 4 p.m. 
interviewing students for pos- 
sible holiday positions. 

said Yolanda Franklin of City 
College's Office of Admissions 
and Records 

She added: "It will definitely 
be more time consuming. It 
will cost the State of Califor- 
nia. A lot of students don't 
bring proof of residency (when 
filling out entrance appli- 
cations). They won't answer. 
We have to push it now. We 
put holds on records now until 
they show proof of California 

Unfortunately, the prospects 
of new administrative costs 
come at a time when existing 
college budgets have already 
been trimmed. 

"We would have to add ad- 
ministrative to be involved in 
basically certain immigration 
work," said MacCarthy. "We 
have to go back some how and 
check retroactively all 360,000 
students. Nobody has a plan 
on how to do that yet." 

He added: "Do they (stu- 
dents) all show up one day and 
bring their birht certificates, 
social security and green 
cards and somebody is to check 
that? If the court tells CSU to 
do it -we will, but to pretend that 
there are not going to be ad- 
ministrative costs is idiotic." 

According to Franklin, there 
is already a slowdown of pro- 
cessing applications for proof 
of California residency. 

"If we ask for proof of Cali- 
fornia residency, 90 percent of 
the people we ask would not 
have it on their person. So, we 
would hold their applications 

until they come back with it." 

Franklin said that if undoc- 
umented workers pay more 
fees, more staffing and hectic 
schedules will be the by-product 
of an already overburdened 
registration time. 

"At rush time, we're process- 
ing applications and it is go- 
ing to take more time and 
there will need to be more stu- 
dent workers, longer hours - 
maybe the system will change 
and a more efficient one will 
be in its place," she said, 

Franklin also added that 
other City College educational 
sites will be affected and there 
will be problems getting stu- 
dents informed about the 
changes. "I think about how 
upset people were in those lines 
like at Roosevelt and Everett, 
when told about the new health 
fee cost." 

Added MacCarthy: "The sad 
thing is that for some people, 
they've basically lived here all 
their lives and have gone to 
public schools, graduated, and 
are working toward their de- 
gree and this would exclude 
them from it. For others it 
may mean taking a year or 
more to graduate. 

"It might be better for the 
good of society that more people 
are educated than not, so to 
take people for all they are 
working for, their degrees and 
deny them that and they con- 
tinue to live here and not con- 
tribute to society-I'm not sure 
if that's a benefit," said Mac- 

**We*ve gotten hundreds of people 
jobs in the past 10 years through 
these workshops." 

- Josephine Ubungen 
Job Placement Center 

On Oct. 14, from noon to 1:30 
p.m., in the lower level of the 
Student Union, local emloyeers 
will take centerstage inform- 
ing students on application pro- 
cedures and proper interview- 
ing techniques. 

According to Josephine Ubun- 
gen. a CDPC counselor, the pro- 

Students interested in attend- 
ing either of the workshops 
must sign up in advance in 
Science Hall, Room 127. 

"We've gotten hundreds of 
people jobs in the past 10 years 
through these workshops," said 

CCSF students "Make a Change" 

By Michelle M. Winslow 

Thousands of innocent men, women and children are dying 
each day in Somalia, according to news feports. 

This past September, the Progressive Student Union (PSU) 
kicked off a two-week Somalian famine rehef effort. Make a 

Change " 

According to a PSU spokesperson, if every student at City 
College would contribute the cost of one desert, we could offer 
over $20,000 to help reverse this human suffenng. 

ThP "Make a Change" effort culminated in a one-day fast 
where students were encouraged to donate money for the cause. 
Where ""°^"" "!^ ^e given to Oxfan, a non-pohtical inter- 
:.';*„aT«.lft"..nLar: currently involved i. the Soma- 

lian famine relief effort. 

4yThe Guardsman 

Oct H3, 


Arts & Entertainment 

Photo courltey of 20th Cenlry Fox - by Frank Connor 

"Last of the Mohicans" is not 
last of the exploitation films 

By Francisco Gonzales 

Hollywood's latest block- 
buster offering, "The Last of 
the Mohicans," was a nice at- 
tempt at trying to glorify the 
American Indian during the 
18th Century. 

Britain had its hands full 
with the French during the 
Seven Years War, so it re- 
lied militarily upon the ser- 
vices of the indigenous popu- 

The movie, directed by Mi- 
chael Mann for 20th Century 
Fox. was about early Ameri- 
can society and how it coped 
with the reality of war. With 
France and Britain ready to 
do battle, the indigenous pop- 
ulation was forced to choose 

sides. Regardless of the out- 
come, they would continue to 
remain enslaved their own 

Hawkeye the frontiersman 
(Daniel Day Lewis), adopted 
son of the Mohican Chinga- 
chgook (Russel Means), help- 
ed their British counterparts 
battle the French throughout 
the American countryside. 
The British were outmatched 
during these series of battles 
and would have encountered 
total annihilation had it not 
been for Hawkeye and his 
heroic family. 

Romance blossomed be- 
tween Hawkeye and Cora 
(Madeline Stowe), a British 

general's daughter. She jg 
attracted to him because he's 
a free spirit. 

Magua (Wes Studi), g 
vengeful Huron Indian, is g 
product of his time. Every 
Indian on the North Ameri- 
can continent can identify 
with him because of the lost 
he has suffered. 

"Last of the Mohicans' ig 
surpisingly anti-British. But, 
hopefully, this will set a 
trend for future movies to ac- 
curately depict historical 
events in a culturally sensi- 
tive manner. 

Daniel Day Lewis stars as Hawkeye. 

Spotlight on... KCSF a training ground 

for aspiring D Js \^ 

Pkoio bv Juan GomaUs 

Bizmarck Delgado & Carlos Luna. 

By Francisco Gonzales 

Bizmarck Delgado is a hard-hitting heavy metal disc jockey 
(DJ) for City College's radion station, KCSF. He's been involved 
with the broadcasting department for over a year and he became a 
D.J. in order to share his musical interests with others. KCSF 
is carried over cable television Channel 25 on F.M. band 90.9. 
However, the broadcast signal can only be picked-up by students 
on campus. 

On the air 

Some of the other D.J.'s mastering the air waves are, Angel 
Navarro, Mike Murphy and Josh Levine. They play a wide vari- 
ety of music ranging from heavy metal, rap, alternative and 

Since they have a limited market, their pubhcity department of- 
fers prize giveaways to lucky callers and risque radio formats, 
such as "Sperm Spill Sunday." 

Bizmarck, himself, was influenced musically by such artists 
as Ozzie Osboume, Judas Priest and the Scorpions. He's aware of 
the country's recent conservative trend towards musicians and of- 
fers this sound peice of advice: "If you don't like the music, turn it 

KCSF's future is bright, thanks largely to a deal now being 
made to aquire a transmitter, according to Bizmarck. This will 
enable the station to be heard over an AM band and thus increase 
its listening audience. 

There's no doubt that the future benefits will be many. 

Plwin hv Juan Gonzales 

Powerful Redford film 
slated for CCSF 

By Francisco Gonzales 

Since the arrival of Chris- 
topher Columbus 500 years 
ago, things have never been 
the same for the indigenous 
population of the Americas. 
They survived subjugation, 
colonization and genocide, 
yet they still maintained 
their cultural identity. 

Unfortunately, they remain 
victims of political and so- 
cial repression by govern- 
ments in both North and 
South America. 

In that light, actor-director 
Robert Redford has created a 
documentary about Leonard 
Peltier, a Chippewa Indian 
currently serving two con- 
secutive life sentences for 
murder that is being appeal- 

"It's a classic example of 
the abuse of our system that 

dates back to the last cen- 
tury," Redford has said. 
"When the government ma- 
nipulated facts in such a way 
as to cover themselves and 
deny the American Indian 
the claim to his land ~ 
Leonard Peltier is merely the 
end in a long chain of injus- 

The college's FilmA^ideo 
Arts Society is sponsoring 
Robert Redord's documen- 
tary, "Incident at Ogala," on 
Monday Oct 5, from 12 - 2:30 
p.m., in Conlan Hall, Room 

Bobby Castillo, a spokesper- 
son for the Leonard Peltier 
Defense Committee, will be 
present to anwer questions on 
Peltier's case. 

Mom*s tougher than the hood 


The recent rains couldn't damper the spirits of thes two fine arts 
majors. The Guardsman spotted Charlie Gedeken and Valerie 
Hsiao working on a class project under not so sunny skies. 

Coming Events 

Marie Kyoko Moroho-shi will 
lecture on "Stereotypes and 
Roles of Asian American Wo- 
men in Today's Society," on 
Tuesday, Oct 27, in Science 
Hall 133. Two films "Women 
of Gold" (about female athletes 
in Gay Olympics) and "Slay- 
ing the Dragon" (about Holly- 
wood stereotypes of Asian wo- 
men) will also be shown from 
6:30 and 9:30 p.m. 

Marie Kyoko Morohoshi is a 
Nisei, second generation Japa- 
nese American, who works as 
a bilingual education counse- 
lor for AACE (Asian Ameri- 
can Communities for Educa' 
tion). An activist and organi- 
zer for Asian Pacific Sister, 
(APS), she edits the APS news- 
letter for the Asian Pacific 
Islander Lesbian Organiza- 

• •• 

Two City College art instruc- 
tors will be headlining a new 
art show on Oct 7th through the 
28th in the Art Gallery. Bon- 
nie Weinstein and Gary Bar- 
ten will exhibit some of their 
most recent works. A reception 
will be held on Wed., Oct 7th. 
from 4-7 p.m. 

By Gregory L, Hamerter 

"All I want to do is make 
big money," says the fic- 
tional character J.J. to T.C. 
and Mark early in the play. 
Suddenly, gunshots rang out 
and the people in the audi- 
ence began to duck for cover 
because J.J. had been gunned 
down by a drive-by shooting. 

The realism in this play is 
truly remarkable. "Mothers 
in the Hood" was created by 
the producers, directors and 
writers who live in the Bay- 
view Hunter's Point. 

Make this fiber a 
part of your diet! 

By Francisco Gonzales 

One man's doormat could be 
another man's art collection. 

The faculty fiber exhibition 
in City Art Gallery was a fine 
example of beauty as personi- 
fied through textile arts. 

"I am not offended when a 
viewer calls my work 'craft' 
or ever 'decorative' (as opposed 
to 'art')," said Sonja 

Emily DuBois combined 
modern technology with weav- 
ing to create hauntingly bi- 
nary images. 

Deborah Corsini's "Circuit 
Breakers" was made with tap- 
estry, while Jan Langdon's 
shawls were wrapped around 
the shoulders of mannequins. 

Bonnie Himburg's models 
proved to be the events center- 
piece. She produced life-size 

fects of racism, gender op- 
pression and black mothers 

The theme of the play was 
very positive because it tack- 
les issues concerning the ef- 
living in the housing author- 
ity complexes. These are 
important issues which need 
to be addressed in our society 

The play contribites to ac- 
tivities which are instrumen- 
tal in dismantling the barri- 
ers created by racial misper- 

Producer/Director Janice 
Taylor wonderfully incorpo- 
rates African-American cul- 
ture and lifestyle into this 
play. People of all colors and 
creeds will enjoy this produc- 
tion immensely! 

"Mothers in the Hood" is 
currently being presented at 
the Bayview- Hunter's Point 
Milton Meyer Community 
Center, 195 Kiska Road. 

Phota by Juan Gonob 

"Men's Night Out" 
by Bonnie Himburg 

animals dressed 
wearing tuxedos. 

All of these works of art have 
one thing in common ~ beauty! 


like butlers You don't have to be an 

m^or to apprecitate the har 
work and dedication that wen 
into producing these works. 

Oct 1-13, 1992 

The Guardsman/6 


Photo by Cynthia Good 


By Mark Schmitz 

This football is a strange 
game- Just last week I was 
calling for Mike Gofer's cru- 
cifiction. This week versus 
the New Orleans Saints he 
boots three field goals and is 
one of the keys in a 16-10 tri- 
umph at the Superdome. 

Revitalized secondary 

This football is a very 
strange game. Just last week 
I ragged on the porous sec- 
ondary. This week they pick 
off three passes and recover a 


I can't take this garbage. 
It's not good for my mental 
health. My emotions are on 
a roller coaster. How do I 
feel about the kicking situa- 
tion now? Is it good? Is it 
bad? Do I take down my 
Mike Cofer dartboard? What 
will he do next week? 

Why does the secondary 
tease me so? So it can stop 
Hebert. So what! The Saints 
run a high school offense. 
The Bills! Oh my God, the 
Bills! Kelly's back to pass 
again... No! Lofton's all 
alone in the end zone. Stop! 
The nightmares. ..make 'em 

Other surprises 
And the other games don't 
help. The unbeaten Steelers 
lose to the Packers. The 
Rams win again. The space- 
age offense of the Bears 
scores 41 points. Tampa Bay 
beats Detroit and is tied for 

first. Even Nostradamus 
couldn't have predicted this 

The moral of the story kids 
is: football is retarded. Or 
maybe I am for trying to fig- 
ure it out. I wonder if Woody 
Allen is a fan too? Hmmm... 

-- Giants last game at 
Candlestick? Why the tears? 
Meet you at Seventh and 

" If the Giants do move, don't 
get mad, get even. Bob Lurie 
voodoo dolls anyone? 

" This just in: Magic defeats 
AIDS, returns to basketball. 

" Football is on the threshold 
of true free agency. I wonder 
if it will have the wonderful 
impact it has had on base- 
ball. Prediction: $2 millon a 
year kickers and $60 a 
ticket. Sheesh... 

— Who will smile first? 
George Seifert or Ice Cube... 

" "We're gonna self-des- 
truct!" -Captain Kirk. 
"We're gonna self-destruct!" 
-Cito Gaston... 

~ Eric Lindros 9, Sharks 0.... 

Welcome back Jose! 
You're the lone Ranger I'll 
ever cheer for... 

" Feel-good sight of the year: 
Al Davis squirming in his 
luxury box every time sorry 
excuse for a quarterback 
Todd (Son of a) Marinovich 
attempts .a pass... 

Victorious debut by soccer team 

Goalkeeper Pablo Rocha 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

Following a lackluster 0-4 
preseason. City College's soc- 
cer team came into conference 
play with one purpose. To win. 
They achieved that goal on 
September 30, squeaking past 
West Valley College (WVC) 1- 
in a taut defensive battle. 

It was a barn-burner from 
start to finish with the ball 
changing ends every 3-4 min- 
utes. Both teams had numer- 
ous shots on goal though most 

shots either went wide or were 

At 32 minutes into the first 
half Giovanni Pineda scored 
on a ball that the WVC goal- 
keeper tried and failed to stop. 
Three minutes later WVC was 
awarded a penalty kick; it was 
blocked by the Rams alternate 
goalkeeper, Pablo Rocha. The 
first half ended with City 
College ahead 1-0. 

Fast pace 

The second half started with 
both teams going all-out to 

score and they kept up that pace 
for 45 minutes. Neither team 
seemed to feel the heat or be in- 
clined to let up on the intensity. 
Play on the field was a bit 
rough with at least two yellow 
cards given out by the referee, 
one in each half 

Important victory 

The game ended on a score 
of City College 1 West Valley 
College 0, giving City College 
its first home conference win 
in the last two years and a big 
boost in confidence. 

Photo by Cynthia Good 

Introducing Christine 
Lampe: new goalkeeper 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

Competitive sports are usu- 
ally segregated by sex, with 
few exceptions. 

Martina Navratilova played 
a tennis match against Jimmy 
Connors - a high-priced stunt 
in Las Vegas- 
Christine Lampe is not par- 
ticipating in a stunt. A soccer 
player since age eight, the 20- 
year-old City College student 
was looking for a women's 
team to join last spring. Un- 
fortunately, the school does not 
have one. 

Welcomes competition 

Lampe practiced with the 
men's team and this fall 
Coach Mitchell Palacio tapped 
her for goalkeeper, her favorite 

At five feet six inches, Lam- 
pe may not be as tall as some 
of her counterparts, but she 
extends her reach by antic- 
ipation and good instincts. She 
seems to thrive on the chal- 
lenge, saying, "if I don't have 
competition, I slack off." 

As far as playing on an 

otherwise all-male team, Lam- 
pe says, "The shots are harder, 
difTerent styles between the 
girls and the guys, there are 
more shots on goal and the ball 
handling is better." 

Ability respected 
Coach Palacio praises Lampe 
saying, "She has great inten- 
sity and is coachable. She has 
the respect of her teammates so 
that when she gives directions 
on the field they listen. That's 
unusual given the wide dispar- 
ity of cultural backgrounds. 
She's accepted as a member of 
the soccer team because the 
guys respect her ability. She's 
a good goalkeeper." 

PhoU, by B.J. Smith 

Spirited defensive play holds West Valley scoreless. 


New grid stars impress foes 

Christine Lampe 

Whew! Honor Featherrton placed first among City College women 
at the GGP XC Series Sept 26. 


Inherit the word 

By Doug Meek 

With the help of two possible Most Valuable Player canadat^s 
a sparkling defense, and a young third baseman turned 
knuckle-bailer, the Pittsburgh Pirates have <='^"f^*'%i,^^'' 3^ 
straight National League CNL) East Division Title. This despite 
the loss of superstar Bobby BoniUa. 

Threepeat . , 

The Pirates became the first NL team to threepeat as Jivmon 
champs since the Philadelphia Phillies in 1976-78. The only 
other NL team to accomplish such a feat since divisional play 
began in 1969 was the Pirates of 1970-72. Pittsburgh has won a 
league-record nine divisional championships. 

Winning tradition . ui i, j 

Guided by manager Jim Leyland, the Pirates have established 
a winning tradition in the birthplace of the Steel Curtain. 
Pittsburgh is already home to four Super Bowl titles and a new 
dynasty in hockey with two consecutive Stanley Uup mies 
starring Super Mario. , , ,„.„ 

The Pirates have not, however, won the big dance af * 'a^- 
Pittsburgh has not seen a World Series crown since the Uave 
Parker. Willie Stargell. "We are family" cast captured tne 
World Series for the Bucs in 1979, 

The Pirates have failed to reach the World Series in two 
consecutive National League Championship Series (NLUbj. m 
the 1990 NLCS the Pirates were beaten in six games by bric 
Davis and the Cincinnati Reds in the battle on the Ohio Rwer. 
In the 1991 NLCS Pittsburgh was handled in game seven by 
MVP Terry Pendleton and the Atlanta Braves. 

The current Pirates use a pitching staff consisting of a tive 
man starting rotation featuring a Cy Young Award winner, 
Doug Drabek (1990). an ex-third-baseman-unable-to-reach-the- 
majors turned knuckleballer phenomenon, Tim Wakefield, 
"Dandy" Randy Tomlin. and seasoned veterans Danny 

Coaches' Call 

Calling all fastpitch softball players. To learn more about 
women's fastpitch softball and improve individual skills, at- 
tend fall workouts. Starting October 12, workouts will be held 
Mondays and Wednesdays during October and November at 
Balboa Park Field (comer of San Jose and Ocean Aves) fi-om 
2:30-4 p.m. Interested? Contact Coach Coni Staff, North Gym 
Office 105 or call 239-3420. 

Saturday, October 3, City College is hosting the 38th annual 
Lou Vasquez Cross Country Invitational. This is the largest 
community college meet in California with over 35 schools 
participating. On hand will be Olympians Frank Shorter, 
Nancy Ditz and Bill Rogers. Competition starts at 9:45 a.m. at 
Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park. 

Women's Coach Ken Grace is inviting City College students 
to become members of the most successful track and field pro- 
gram in Northern California. See Coach Grace in the North 
Gym if you are interested in joining the women's track team. 

If you are interested in becoming part of the City College 
Women's Softball Team contact Coach Coni Staff. Official 
practices do not begin until January, but she would like to hear 
from you soon. North Gym Office 105 or call 239-3420. 

By Mark Schmitz 

The City College football 
team lit up the scoreboard 
again in a 48-14 rout of non- 
conference opponent Santa 
Rosa Junior College September 
18 to improve to a 2-0 record. 

Gray throws 4 TDs 

The offensive standouts were 
freshman quarterback Eric 
Gray and running backs Tony 
Roberts and Daymen Carter. 
Gray completed 15 of 23 passes 
for 186 yards and four touch- 
downs. He also galloped for 
an additional 77 yards on the 
ground. Carter rushed for 135 
yards on 14 carries to pace the 
winners. Roberts landed in 
the end zone three times to help 
the Rams' cause. The Rams 
finished with 520 yards in total 

While the offense gets most 
of the headlines, the defense 
quietly does its job. Led by 
linebacker Vernon Mitchell, 
the defense limited Santa Rosa 
to 40 total yards of offense in 
the second half. 

Player of week 

Defensive back Randy Tay- 

lor intercepted two passes^ 
including one he returned 38 
yards for a touchdown. Taylor 
was named Golden Gate Con- 
ference Defensive Player of the 

Coach George Rush is still 
displeased with many aspects 
of the Rams' play despite the 
huge margin of victory. 
"There have been a lot of mis- 
takes, a lot of penalties," he 
said. "We could have scored 
more and have to take better 
advantage of our opportuni- 

Rush praised the play of 
young quarterbacks Eric Gray 
and Dexter Doss. He thinks 
the defense still needs a lot of 
work. But he feels the defen- 
sive line pressure and overall 
team defense is improving. 

Next opponent 
Last week the team had a 
bye. Next up for the Rams is 
Contra Costa Junior College at 
Contra Costa October 3. The 
Rams will attempt to improve 
on their undefeated record and 
ninth-place ranking in the 
state, highest among Northern 
California junior colleges. 

Photo by Robtrt MkaUef 

Jackson and Bob Walk. Leyland's bullpen is a rotation in 
itself with Jim Patterson and Stan Belinda platooning as 


Gold Gloves 

Anchored by their defense, Pittsburgh has two Gold Glove 
winners in left fielder Barry Bonds and center fielder Andy 
Van Slyke. Their middle infield shines with a steady Jay Be 
at shortstop and the best defensive second baseman in baseball 

today, Jose "Chico" Lind. , . «■ ■ i n fu 

Van Slyke and Bonds have carried the club offensively. Both 
have posted MVP numbers. Van Slyke is third in the league in 
batting with a .325 average, second in hits with 192, second in 
runs scored with 100, and first in doubles with 44. He also leads 
the league in extra-base hits. 

Bonds the 1990 MVP, is third in the league in home runs with 
32 third in RBl's with 101, sixth in batting with a .315 average, 
and first in runs scored with 107. Bonds also leads the m^ors 

in walks and intentional walk's . *v u n i, K.,f 

"Although good defense shows up every day at the ballpark, but 
not in the box scores, even the most potent of bats can find them- 
selves in slumps. Bonds has hit under .150 in both NLCS s with 
less than two RBI's in each. 

Wimts a ring 

In an interview with ESPN's Peter Gammons, Bonds pointed 
out that neither he nor his father. Giant legend Bobby Bonds, has 
a World Series ring. He believes that this is his year and that 
his team has the fire and determination to win it all. 
First to clinch 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the first of the division winners to 
clinch in the 1992 season. They continue to play the best ball 
down the stretch and after two consecutive postseason defeats are 

hungry for a title. 

Win predicted 

The team is a veteran ball club which has been close in the 
past but is looking to leave behind its reputation that they CMinot 
win the big one. Unlike the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills, 
the Pirates will come through. Pittsburgh will bring another 
title to its city. 

A diving reception by tight end Dwayne Wutts 

Sports Calendar 


Saturday, October 3, Contra Costa at Contra Costa. 7:00 p.m. 
Friday. October 9. Uney at Laney. 7:00 p.m. 


Friday, October 2, Marin at Marin, 3:30 p.m. 

Tuesday. October 6, Chabot at Chabot. 3:30 p.m. 

Friday, October 9, Napa at Napa, 3;30 p.m. 

Men's and Women's Cross Country 

Saturday, October 3. Uu Vasquez Invite. GG Park. 9:45 a.m. 

Women's VolIeybaU 

Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. San Jose Tourney, all day 

Wednesday. October 7. Chabot at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 

Friday. October 9. Laney at CCSF. 7:00 p.m. 

6/The Guardeman 

Massive feast greets trustees 
at Southeast campus 

By M.PJl.Howard 

Pood was a plenty, as stu- 
dents, faculty and the com- 
munity greeted the Board of 
Trustees' for the first meeting 
of the Board at the Southeast 

Hotel & Restaurant students 
from the downtown campus 
stood as sentries waiting to 
serve any who came through 
the line. Yet. despite the festive 
atmosphere that appeared on 
the surface, divisions with the 
rest of the district lay just 

"the campus doesn't have it 
own bookstore." 

While Chancellor Evan S. 
Dobelle announced that the in- 
troduction of a new program 
that will "Move the students 
from the classroom to the front 
desk of any major hotel in the 
city," which is being funded 
from one of larger downtown 
hotels. Sam Murray and Es- 
panola Jackson, who are both 
from the New Bay View com- 
munity group expressed their 
concerns that the skills being 
Ptwlo by M.P.RMoward 

Chuck Ayala (right) ia oongradulated by Arnulfo Cedillo after re- 
ceiving an award from the Association of I-atino Trustees, 

With a growth to approxi- 
mately 3,000 students in the 11 
room facility, many expressed 
a sense of isolation from the 
Phelan campus. While Board 
member Mabel Tang, who 
even though she was ill, still 
attended most of the meeting. 
express the dissatisfaction the 
students have over the fact that. 

taught are for a job market that 
no longer exists. 

The chancellor promised to 
meet with those present to look 
for solutions to the concerns 

Finally, Trustee Chuck Aya- 
la was presented with a plaque 
from Arnulfo Cedillo of the 
Association of Latino Trustees. 

HEALTH CENTER, cont. from page 3 

"It's the best first-stop place- 
no matter what your medical 
concerns," according to Nurse 
Coordinator Sunny Clark. 
"We nre committed to provid- 
ing prevention education arm- 
ed with information to keep 
them healthy, so they stay in 

Medical services also in- 
clude pregnancy testing and 
contraception counseling, uri- 
nary tract testing and edu- 
cation, colds, sore throats, 
hypertension education and 
screening, TB screening and 
education, as well as sexually 
transmitted disease (STD) ed- 
ucation and prevention. Medi- 
cal services also educates 
students about AIDS disease 
and HIV. 

A special program may be 
forthcoming through the San 

Francisco AIDS Society for 
free testing but as yet is 
uncertain for this semester. 

Clark has also sQcessfuUy 
maneuvered another feat. On 
October 1, SHS, in conjunction 
with the San Francisco Office 
of Family Planning and the 
City and County of San 
Francisco, will hold its first 
women's clinic from 8:30 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. 

The women's clinic will 
provide Sexually Transmitted 
Diseases (STD) information, 
complete family planning, 
chlamydia screening, syphil- 
Us tests, and birth control. The 
clinic is free for students 
whose income is $500 a month 
or less; for those students 
whose income is $600 a month 
or more, fees will be set on a 
sliding s~i\t basis. 

Bomb threats 
disrupt campus 

By Jacquelyn A, Estrella 

City College was recently be- 
seiged by a series of bomb 

The most current, on Septem- 
ber 30, emptied four buildings 
- Arts Extension, Art, Visual 
Arts and the Student Health 
Center - from 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

The first bomb threat, on 
September 28, came on the 
heels of a distruptive power 
outage on September 24 that 
closed the campus for two days. 
At approximately 10:50 a.m. 
Monday morning, an anony- 
mous male voice, mechani- 
cally disguised, called the 
main switchboard at City Col- 
lege and said three bombs were 
scheduled to go off between 11 
a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Phelan 

According to campus offi- 
cials, the caller said he didn't 
"want anyone to get hurt - it's 
no joke." He also stated that 
the bomb was in direct retalia- 
tion to the tuition increase. 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., 
a second call was received by 
the campus switchboard from 
allegedly the same caller, who 
said a bomb was set to go off in 
Batmale Hall and the cafete- 
ria "sometime in the next 30 

According to Campus Police 
Chief Gerald De Giralomo, 
there was not enough time to 
call the San Francisco Police 
Department. His officers were 
instructed to evacuate the build- 
ings and conduct a thorough 
search for anything "suspi- 
cious or unusual." 

No bombs were found and ap- 
proximately 55 minutes later, 
the buildings were reopened 
and students were allowed to 

John Scapazi, chair. Hotel & 
Restaurant Department, esti- 
mated that the brief closure of 
the cafeteria cost his depart- 
ment approximately $1,900. 

Vice-Chancellor of Admin- 
istration Juanita Pascual, said 
it would be nearly impossible 
to estimate costs of the inter- 
ruption of classes at Batmale 


Campus Crime Watch 

By M.P.R.Howard 

Beginning with this issue of 
The Guardsman, we inaugu- 
rate an effort to inform the col- 
lege community about crimi- 
nal activities and incidents 
that can effect the health safety 
of all who work or are students 
in the various district cam- 

Unfortunately, the informa- 
tion provided by campus police 
are statistics without specific 
information regarding the in- 
cidents that occurred. The fol- 
lowing is a list of those crimes 
or incidents that The Guards- 
man staff is aware of, followed 
by statistics released by cam- 
pus police. 


*Auto theft South Reservoir, 
Thursday, September 11 

♦Stolen license plate, Phelan 
& Judson Thursday, September 

*Assault with a deadly wea- 
pon-motor vehicle, RAMS Pla- 
za 1200-Hrs, Thursday, Septem 

♦■Fight RAMS Plaza 1220- 
Hrs., Thursday, September 24th 

*Power outage (burnt out un- 
derground cable), Phelan cam- 
pus and class cancellation 
from 1457-Hrs. Thursday until 
some time Sunday 

•Evacuation of cafeteria due 
to bomb threat, 1200-Hrs Mon- 
day, September 28 

♦Evacuation of Batmale Hall 
due to bomb threat, 1200-Hrs. 
Monday September 28 

♦Evacuation of Visual Arts 
due to bomb threat, 1230-1430- 
Hjs. Wednesday, September 

♦Evacuation of Arts Exten- 
sion due to bomb threat, 1230- 
1430-Hrs. Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 30. 

♦Evacuation of Arts due to 
bomb threat, 1230-1430-Hrs. 
Wednesday, September 30 

Photo by M.P.R.Howard 





Burglary- District 













Grand ThefVDistrict 



Grand Theft-Personal 



Stolen Autos 


Recovered Autos 


Auto Boosts 





Bomb Threats 




Receiving Stolen Property 


Weapons, Carrying, etc. 


Malicious Mischief 


Disturbing the Peace 


Under the Influence (Drugs/Alcohol) 1 

Petty Theft -District 



Petty Theft-Personal 



First Aid 


Traffic Accidents /Tnjurries 


Traffic Accidents /Prperty Damage 


Other Misc. Incidents 



Arrests /Felonies 
Arrests /Misdemeanors 
Intrusion Alarms 






Walid Garu was lead off to be booked after he allegedly almost 
ran several students on RAMS Plaza. Charges were later dropped 
by the District Attorney's Office. 

GUARDSMAN AT 239-3446.) 

In and About City College 


Saturday, October 3 
The Department of Ophthal- 
mology at University of Cali- 
fornia at San Francisco is 
sponsoring free open forums 
to help the visually impaired 
cope with problems. Friends 
and family also welcome. 
The forums will continue 
and he held every Saturday 
ft-om 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 
main foyer of the UCSF 
Ambulatory Care Center, 400 
Parnassus Avenue. For for- 
um information, call Profes- 
sor Frances Neer. 

Sunday, October 4 

The Socialist Labor Party is 
holding a free public meeting 
at New College at 50 Fell 
Street Room 109 from 1 to 3 
p.m. The speaker will be 
Richard Whitney, editor of 
"The People." 

Monday, October 6 

There will be a showing of 
the Robert Redford documen- 
tary about Leonard Peltier, a 
Chippewa Indian currently 
serving two consecutive life 
sentences for murder, which 
Peltier is appealing. Bobby 
Castillo of AIM (American 
Indian Movement) will 
speak on the efforts to free 
Leonard Peltier. The event 
will take place from 12 to 2:30 
p.m., in Conlan Hall, Room 

Tuesday, October 6 

The first of two previews 
about studying abrouad will 
be held at Marina Middle 
School, 3500 Fillmore Street. 
At 7 p.m. the preview will be 
for Italy and 8 p.m. will be 
for Paris. Room numbers 
will be posted and parking is 
available. Call 239-3582 for 
more information. 

Wednesday, October 7 

Historian and City College 
professor Valorio Mathes 
will give a lecture entitled 
"Native Americans as seen 
through the Eyes of Artists 
and Photographers" from 12 
to 1 p.m., in Conlan Hall 
Room 101. 

Thursday, October 8 

The second preview about 
studying abroad will take 
place at Everett Middle 
School at 450 Church Street. 
At 7 p.m. a preview about 
Italy will be shown and at 8 
p.m. a preview about Paris. 
Room numbers will be posted 
and parking is available. 
For more information, call 

Thursday, October 8 

October 12 marks the 500th 
year since the European Con- 
quest of the Americas be- 
ginning with Columbus. 
Peace groups from around 
the warld are planning 

events to commemorate this 
day. In the Bay Area the De 
Anza College Student Action 
Coalition will be traveling to 
Nevada to the "Healing 
Global Wounds" action. The 
event consists of; various 
educational seminars, protest 
rallies, drum circles, live 
music, desert hikes, and 
much togetherness. The car- 
pool will leave De Anza 
College, Thursday evening, 
October 8 and arrive back at 
dawn on Monday, October 12. 
Everyone is welcome to car- 
pool with the group. For fur- 
ther information, contact 
Shawn Owens at (408)736- 

Tuesday, October 13 

Former gang member Rich- 
ard Santana, who now works 
with high-risk youth to keep 
them out of gangs, off drugs, 
and in school, will give a 
talk on campus. A graduate 
of Cal State University, Fres- 
no with a teaching degree, he 
frequently speaks to students 
in the San Joaquin County 
Schools. The lecture entitled 
"Stop the Racism," runs 
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the 
Science Hall, Room 133. 

Wednesday, October 14 

City College Jewish Student 
Association will have its 

next meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. 
at the Student Union Con- 
ference Room. 

Thursday, October 15 

Physical Therapy Discovery 
Day at UCSF will take place 
from noon to 2 p.m. at the 
Therapy gym at the UCSF 
Medical Center at 505 Par- 
nassus Avenue. Physical 
therapists vrill monitor visi- 
tors' games and activities 
and give information on ca- 
reers in physical therapy. 
This session is for all ages 
and includes refreshments. 

Friday, October 16 

The Health Competency Ex- 
amination has been sched- 
uled for 1:30 in Conlan Hall, 
Room 101. Students who pass 
this exam will have satisfied 
Area Gl of the City College 
graduation requirement, that 
includes Anatomy 14, Con- 
sumer Arts and Sciences 20, 
Health Schience 10, 23, 25, 27 
33, and Nutrition 12, 51. 
Applications are available at 
the Conlan Hall information 
desk. Pre-registration is not 
necessary. Please note that 
this test may only be taken 

Wednesday, October 21 

Dr. Ronald B. Ferris, a re- 
tired family medicine physi- 
cian will speak on problems 

with sexuality in a lecture 
entitled "Sexuality: Myths 
and Misconceptions" to be 
held from noon to 1 p.m., in 
Conlan Hall, Room 101. 

Satturday, October 24 

There will be a panel of psy- 
chiatric and legal authorities 
who will discuss sexual ha- 
rassment from 2 to 4:30 p.m. 
at the UCSF Laurel Heights 
Conference Center, at 3333 
California Street. The cost 
will be $30 for the general 
public. For more informa- 
tion, call 476-7397. 

Tuesday, October 27 

Marie Kyoko Morohoshi, a 
bilingual educational coun- 
selor with AACE, an educa- 
tional service agency, speaks 
out against stereotypes of 
Asian women. The films 
"Women of Gold" and 
"Slaying the Dragon" will 
also be shown. The event 
will take place from 6:30 to 
9:30 p.m. in the Science Hall, 
Room 133. 

Scholarship Information 

Elks National Foundation 
1992 Vocational Grants for 
students persuing a two-year 
or less vocational/technical 
program that culminates in 
an associate degree. $2,000 


non-renewable grants avail- 
able. For further informs- 
tion and application go to the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale 
Hall, Room 366, 

Golden Gate University BOP 
Headway Scholarship tor 
under-represented H.S. flM 
transfer students (Hispanies. 
Native and Black/AfricaD 
American or Alaskan.l " 
scholarships available W 
students entering Golde" 
Gate University. For further 
information, go to the bcW 
larship Office, Batmale Ha". 
Room 366. 

* California Building IndusW 
Foundation Scholarships I"' 
students enrolled in City te- 
lega's architecture prograin. 
Three $500 scholarships an 
available. For further infor 
mation. go to the Scholar^^J 
Office/ Batmale Hall, R""" 

San Francisco Association « 
Ugal Assistants for studem* 
currently enrolled in a P 
alegal certificate progra^^ 
Up to $1,000 in scholarsWP- 
For further information, E 
to the Scholarship Office »• 
Batmale Hall, Room 366. 

(Editor'. Note: De«dUo» **[ 
next issue's Calendar il*"* 
Oct. 12, at B209.) 

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Vol 114, No. 3 

City College of San Francisco 

Oct. 14-27, 1992 

Crime Watch 

[y M.P.R.Howard 

For the second time in two 
emesters, the office of Latin 
jnerican Studies (LAS) has 
leen burglarized. 
Between 6 p.m. on Thurs- 
[ay, October 1 and 8:30 a.m. 
in ipriday, October 2, some- 
,ne entered the office of Don 
)rtez, department chair, and 
■emoved a computer, Sony 
itereo and a telephone con- 
lole having a total value of 
ipprojcimately $2,300. 

Housed in the Science 
)uilding, LAS suffered its 
/ery first burglary during 
;he spring semester -- a 
jhone, similar to the one 
itolen earlier this month, 
was taken. 

While no report was made 
of the first burglary, efforts 
by Ortez to report was ham- 
pered by miscommunication 
with his office and campus 

According to Sgt. Kenneth 
Baccetti of the campus P.D., 
" would be a waste of time 
to make out a report until the 
department locates the serial 
numbers, as well as the 
make and model numbers." 

He continued: "...if the 
property is recovered the, re- 
sponsible agency will not be 
able to be returned because 
there would be no way to ID 
the property." 

Ortez said, "The computer 
was donated to the depart- 
ment, while the Sony be- 
longed to one of the students 
anflL the phone was the 
property of the district ." 

On Monday , October 7, two 
power outages again briefly 
disrupted classes on the Phe- 
lan Campus. Unlike the out- 
ages in September, this was 
apparently caused by equip- 
ment failure on Ocean Ave., 

according to PG&E, 


Sometime during the week- 
end of October 9, an 8 foot by 
5 foot section of glass on the 
bus shelter in front of the Sci- 
ence Building was destroyed. 
As of Monday, October 9, 
campus P.D. had no informa- 
tion on the incident. 

Activists protest Columbus Day 

By Paul Jagdman 

More than 3000 people, head- 
ed by Native Americans, took 
to the streets of San Francisco 
in a series of protests against 
the 500th anniversary of Co- 
lumbus' advent in the "New 

The protests, sponsored by the 
American Indian Movement 
(AIM), were endorsed by a 
multitude of organizations, in- 
cluding the African National 
Congress, the Bay Area Re- 
gional Indian Alliance, the 
Leonard Peltier Support Group, 
Greenpeace and the San Mateo 
Green Party. 

At about 9 a.m., a group of 20- 
30 people, predominantly Na- 
tive Americans waiting for the 
planned re-enactment of Co- 
lumbus' landing, congregated 
at the bleachers in Aquatic 
Park at Fisherman's Wharf, 
where they sang traditional 
songs and beat ceremonial 

Protest grows 

Ninety minutes later, the 
small group had swollen to 
1,000. Speakers, who represent- 
ed various organizations for 
indigenous peoples, expressed 
anger and resentment towards 
the celebration of Columbus 
Day and the "genocidal" poli- 
cies of the United States 
government. The year 1492 
"marks the first assault of a 
mass European invasion on 
indigenous lands of North, 
Central, and South America," 
said George Martin, an AIM 

Tutorial Center aids students 

The plight of Leonard Pel- 
tier, a Native American who 
has been in prison for almost 
18 years for the shooting death 
of an FBI agent during an 
Indian-U.S. government con- 
frontation, was also a focal 
point of rally speakers. Many 
people wore light-red t-shirts 
that read, "Mandela today, Pel- 
tier tomorrow." 

At 1 p.m., the 40-foot sailboat 
carrying people dressed as Co- 
lumbus and his crew turned 
back at the sight of many 
small protest boats displaymg 
banners such as, "Equality, 
Ecology, Liberation," and "Ce- 
lebrate Resistance: Build a 
Real New World." 

At 1:16 p.m., some 3,000 peo- 
ple then began a march from 
Aquatic Park to Civic Center 
for a scheduled rally, The 
marchers quickly found a po- 
lice escort consisting of eleven 
motorcycle cops waiting for 

With the seven police motor- 
cyclists in front and the four 
in back, the sea of protestors 
began marching forward, up 
Van Ness Avenue. 

At the head of the march were 
a hundred or Native Ameri- 
cans showing their solidarity 
by wearing crimson-red arm- 
bands and singing aloud tra- 
ditional songs. Many of the 
marchers were also beating 
drums and some smoked foot- 
long ceremonial pipes; others 
carried small bundles of burn- 
ing sage whose incense per- 
meated the air. 

Many of the marchers had 
signs, flags, banners and other 
signs expressing unity with 
native peoples. 

Jim Hart, a registered nurse 
at Alta Bates Hospital in Berk- 
eley, carried a sign which 
read, "We Don't Celebrate 

He said: "I'm here to protest 
the continued oppression of 
native peoples by wealthy na- 
tions such as the United 

Dan Chumley, a San Fran- 
cisco Mime Troupe director, 
held up a huge, forty-five 
pound, seven-foot puppet cari- 
caturizing Queen Isabella. 

As the marchers made a left 
turn on the comer of Van Ness 
and Pine, they began shouting, 
"Try Columbus, Free Peltier!' 
As they marched down Pine 
and turned at Polk Street, they 
continued shouting the same 
chant, but louder and stronger 
than before. 

At 2:36 p.m., the marchers 
reached their destination - the 
Civic Center. Across the street 
at City Hall, 24 helmeted, ba- 
ton-wielding police officers 
formed a human chain across 
the entrance, but within a half 
hour they had disappeared. 

After a prayer and a few 
short speeches, the rally was 
concluded with the performan- 
ces of Native American dan- 
cers in full tribal costume and 
music from the Latin Ameri- 
can group Kashwa. 

By Deleasa Jones 

The Study Center Tutorial 
Services (SCTS), a new pilot 
program in the Learning 
Assistance Depart, (LAD), is 
offering individual tutoring 
to City College students. 

Students can sign-up for 
same day, half-hour appoint- 
ments or one hour weekly ap- 
pointments.Tutoring for Eng- 
lish as a Second Language 
(ESL) conversation groups is 
held on a drop-in basis. 

Computer-assisted tutoring, 
also available from SCTS, 
helps students with mathema- 
tics, English and ESL work, 

SCTS also offers a "How 
To Study" course which helps 
students develop essential 
study skills they need for 

"Students feel the support 
and benefit from the ser- 
vices," said study skills in- 
structor Juanita L. Owens. 
Student demand 
Although SCTS was avail- 
able last semester, a large 
percentage of students, ac- 
cording to Owens, were turn- 
ed away because of long wait- 
ing lists and late enroll- 

SCTS is not only for stu- 
dents with academic prob- 
lems, but it is also available 
to help students increase 

City Cpllege students get help with new tutoring program. 

Guardsman File by Mark Bartholoma . , ., , . ,, ■ 

terial without doing the work 

their motivational and learn- 
ing skills. 

Tutors, which stay with 
students throughout the entire 
semester, consist of students 
and faculty members from 
the college. 

Contributing considerable 
time and resources to the 
LAD program, Owens said 
peer tutors are selected for 
demonstrating good commu- 
nication, interpersonal and 
academic skills. 

"It's a fun job," said math 
tutor Anders Fung. 

Tutors are trained to help 
the students learn the ma- 

for them. 

Nadine Rosenthal, chair of 
LAD described the tutors as 
"mentors," who make stu- 
dents feel welcome. 

lad's success depends on 
the students who use its 
services, said Rosenthal. 

Students this semester are 
seeking out the services 
ofi"ered by the SCTS more 
than in the past. 

A student who benefited 
from the services wrote to the 
lad, "I'll be coming 

For more information, con- 
tact SCTS in Cloud Hall 332. 

Candidates day showcases hopefuls 

By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

Candidates for the Board of 
Supervisors, the Board of 
Education, the Community 
College Board of Trustees and 
the BART Board will pitch 
their campaign promises to 
City College students and 
faculty on "Candidates Day 
1992" that is scheduled 
October 27-29 in the lower level 
of the Student Union. 

The three-day forum is being 
organized by the Associated 
Student (AS) Council. 

"Classes are going to get cut. 
from what I understand. ..costs 
are going up and services are 
going down. How can we stop 
that and keep our quality of 
education?" asks AS Council 
Senator Susan Bielawski, who 
is one of the organizers of 
"Candidates Day 1992." 
"We want to know what these 

people are going to do to help 
us. That's what I hope to see 
and I know Paul (AS President 
Dunn) feels the same way," 
adds Bielawski. 

According to Bielawski. each 
candidate will be given five 
minutes to speak on topics 
limited to the City College 
community. After each 

candidate speaks, the floor will 
be opened up for a question and 
answer session. 

The hot issue is expected to be 
the tuition increase. However, 
"they (the candidates) are not 
directly involved, but students 
will want to know why they 
didn't stop it and.. .how 
education will be affected," 
says Bielawski. 

Of some 61 candidates who 
were invited, Bielawski says 
eight candidates for the Board 
of Supervisors have accepted, 
including Willie Kennedy, 

who is up for re-election. 
Supervisorial candidate 
Emmanuel Aravena has de- 
clined, giving no reason. 

The Board of Education can- 
didates have responded with 7 
acceptances, which includes 
our own incumbent instructor. 
Dr. Leland Yee. 

Although a "Candidates Day 
1992" flyer states, "Students 
Are Voting Everywhere," and 
"We must make our elected 
City and School Board officials 
accountable for their represen- 
tation of C.CS.F. students," it 
would appear that incumbents 
and hopefuls aren't taking it 
too seriously. 

TnnilifiRt'"' ""^ ^Q^^" 

Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-l p.m^ S.F. Supes 
Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-l p.m., Bd of Ed 
Oct. 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m., BART Bd 
Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Trustee 

Power failure hits campus again 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

On the heels of a major pow- 
er outage that recently closed 
City College for two days, a 
second blackout struck the 
campus on October 6. 

According to Dory Culver, 
San Francisco Pacific Gas and 
Electricity (PG&E) spokesper- 
son, equipment failure at 
Ocean and Plymouth streets 
disrupted electrical power to the 

Culver said an electrical 
unit called pothead started to 
overload at around 3:33 p.m. 
and it went out of commission 
at approximately 4:18 p.m., ren- 
dering City College and 1,500 
customers in the surrounding 
area without electricity. 

However, Culver said PG&E 
Was able to isolate the problem 

Students work on needed recycle program 

''-'*'*'^^"^ ;no tho summer oroeram 

and electricity was restored to 
100 percent capacity at 4:49 pm. 

Hot weather 

According to Culver, when 
Hghts began to flicker for a 
moment, they sensed that there 
was something wrong. She at- 
tributed the pothead overload to 
increased demand for electric- 
ity due to the hot weather. 

In a related development, 
Vester Flanagan, director of 
Operations of Buildings and 
Grounds, said that Crown Elec- 
tric of San Francisco (not P(3 
& E as reported in the Oct. 1-13 
issue of The Guardsman) had 
repaired the damaged cable 
lines that caused the major 
power outage two weeks ago. 

He said PG&E was called, 
but it wasn't their jurisdiction 
to fix utilities on the campus. 

Asked whether it is possible 
that power outages may occur 
again, Flanagan replied, I 

hope not." 

The cable lines that blew 
were found to be around 30 
years old, said Flanagan. 
They were replaced by cables 
which are expected to last 20 

New recycling program may mean 

By Gretchen Schubeck 

Efforts are underway to initi- 
ate a campaign to recycle 
glass, aluminum and plastic 
on the City College campus. 

The desperately needed pro- 
gram is being spearheaded by 
Associated Students (A.S.) Pre- 
sident Paul Dunn with the 
backing of a team of concerned 
students and faculty. 

less garbage on City College 
Photo by M.P.R. Howard 

However, this is not the first 
time that a program of this 
kind has been undertaken. 
Student William Maynez, has 
been interested in recycling on 
campus for the last two years 
and was at the forefront when 
the paper recycling program 
was implimented at Batmale 

The program at Batmale re- 
cycles only white paper which 

is collected by a work-study 
student and deposited in a 
dumpster for retrieval by Paper 

Tons of paper 

Maynez estimates that Paper 
Recovery is responsible for 
recycling as much as "20 tons 
of paper" that otherwise would 
be tossed in the garbage and 
end up at the county landfill. 

There are some departments 
on campus that are taking 
steps to act responsibly on the 
purchasing end. For instance. 
Duplicating Services purchases 
recycled paper for their letter- 

Maynez cites a lack of in- 
centive" as the reason for the 
failure to recycle glass, alum- 
inum and plastic in the past. 

According to Dunn, the new- 
found incentive is the campus 
Child Development Center. 

The Child Development Cen- 
ter is in dire straits finacially 
and in desperate need of funds. 
Parents of children at the cen- 
ter have been actively recycl- 
ing as a means to supplement 


According to Stephen Kico. 
the center's director. We 
must have additional fund- 


ing....the summer program is 
in jeopardy." 

Dunn has proposed that all of 
the proceeds from campus re- 
cycling should be funneled in- 
to the Child Development Cen- 

Knowing that a recychng 
program of this magnitude 
would not be an easy task, AS- 
Senator Bailey Pontius spent 
the summer researching suc- 
cessful recycling programs on 
other college campuses, such as 
San Francisco State, Pontius 
also talked to recycling facili- 
ties to try to determine what 
would be the most effective pro- 
gram for City College. 

Pontius is looking for in- 
terested students with energy 
and determination to form a 
special committee dedicated to 
getting this program off the 

The first meeting will be 
held on Wednesday, October 21 
in the Art Gallery at the Stu- 
dent Union. The meeting is 
open to all concerned students 
and Pontius encourages stu- 
dents to bring their ideas to the 

Anyone who cannot attend 
the meeting is encouraged to 
drop by Room #209 m the 
Student Union or call 239-3108. 

Know the issues & make 

2rdiffei^^n^^^^"d^t forgettoj^oteJ^OVember^ 

2n!ho Guardsman 

Oct 14.8, J 



Nine reasons women should vo^e 

1 Number of American women diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990: 175.000 Percentage of 
ail National Institutes of Health funding earmarked for breast cancer research: 2. 

2 Number of children age 14 and under with working mothers: 36 million. Percentage of these 
children that licensed child care facilities have the capacity to care for: 14 

Number of children age 6-13 that go home to an empty house: 3.5 milbon. 

3 Percentage of men in Denver, Colorado whose child support payments are less than their car 
payments: 67. Percentage of men behind on their child support paymenU: 55. 

4 Number of women battered by their husbands or partners in the U.S. each year: 4 million. 
Percentage of women turned away from battered women's shelters because of overcrowding: 40. 
Number of states that have made it mandatory to arrest batterers when there is probable cause: 

5 Percentage of working mothers whose health insurance does not cover their children: 75. 
Number of industrial countries with an infant mortality rate higher than the U.S.: 1. 

6 Number of women who died of ovarian cancer in 1991: 12,000. . ,. ^ r 
Amount of money allocated by the National Institutes of Health to develop a screenmg test for 
ovarian cancer: 0. 

7. Number of times a woman in the U.S. is likely to be raped than a woman in Europe: 8 

Japan: 20 

Percentage of rapes in the U.S. that result in prison terms: .03 

8. Percentage of women who will experience sexual harassment during their academic or 

PercenUge^of sexual harassment victims who do not file a formal complaint for fear of retalia- 
tion: 90 . 
Percentage of women who are fired after they complain: dd. 

9 Percentages of sexual harassment complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission since 1985 that have been prosecuted: 1. Percentage of members of Congress exempt 
from the federal laws on sexual harassment: 100. 

Source: "The Women's Voting Guide." edited by Catherine Dee of The Women's Political Action 
Group in Emeryville. 

Campus Query 

Photos & Story 
by Carol Hudson 

If you were running for 
Board of Trustees, what 
campaign promise(8) can 
you make to City College 

Martha Sanchez, 
26, Journalism: 

"If I were running for the 
board of of trustees one of my 
priorities would be to initiate 
a program whereby the chan- 
cellor would spend one day a 
week talking with the stu- 
dents about the curriculm 
and any other related prob- 
lems on campus. 1 would re- 
store all of the classes that 
were removed from the 
schedule and make more 
classes available. This will 
ensure that we don't lose stu- 
dents because they couldn't 
get the classes they needed." 


A new information system needed 


By Edward Hackett 
Computer Policy Com. 
Student Representative 

During this time of budget 
cuts many people have ques- 
tioned the rationale of purchas- 
ing a new computer system or 
more precisely an information 
system. San Francisco City 
College needs a new informa- 
tion system. 

Computing literacy is achiev- 
ed only through practice. Us- 
ing a computer is a hands-on 
experience and one can't get 
the necessary skills without 
practice with the proper tools. 

Due to the lack of adequate 
tools much of the instruction at 
CCSF is done by simulation. 
IBM Job Control and Main- 
frame Assembly languages, as 
well as, Transaction Process- 
ing are all taught using pro- 
gram simulations that run on 
the Honeywell Bull Main- 
frame. Even worse, computer 
simulation has been reduced to 
paper and pencil exercises. 

For example, if a student 
takes a relational database 
class, his or her study is 
limited without a Structured 
Query Language (SQL) pro- 
gram to practice with. SQL is 
used by many information 
services companies. 

In this case the term "hands- 
on" means hands on your 
paper and pencil. As a result, 
students don't get a chance to 
experience the advantages of 
using a SQL program. 

A new information system 
would provide the quality tools 
students at CCSF would need. 
Simulations would be replaced 
by real tools like the ones used 
in the industry. 

In addition, students would 
be able to take advantage of 
new technology like UNIX 
operating systems, network 

ing, relational database man- 
agement programs and Inter- 
net telecommunications. Can 
you imagine turning on your 
information system and con- 
necting with information re- 
sources all over the world? 
Students also want the follow- 

• Electronic Bulletin Boards 

• Class Schedules 

• Class Locations 

• Faculty Locations & OfTice 

• Other Event Schedules 

• Hands-on experience with 
current technology 

• Efficient Registration Sys- 
tems (No Lines) 

• Multi-media teaching tech- 

• Efficient and cost saving 

Unlike the Honeywell, a new 
information system would be 
able to provide these things. 

As our society changes many 
people are concerned about the 
amount of computer education 
or computer literacy they need. 
Computer professionals cer- 
tainly need computer expertise 
or computer literacy. 

However, information work- 
ers who include salespeople, 
lawyers, bankers, teachers, li- 
brarians, secretaries, account- 
ants, stock-brokers, managers 
and en-gineers do not need the 
same expertise. All students 
need to acquire an ability to 
use computers as tools to sup- 
port routine business activities. 
The need for this type of 
computing literacy is evident 
to one who has taken a look at 
the Job Opportunities section of 
the newspaper. A student with 
this level of computing literacy 
can make a comfortable liv- 
ing. A student without com- 
puting literacy will find 
themselves unemployable. 

Like many colleges, univer- 
sities, and businesses, CCSF 
has to make a decision about 
its future. Since education is 
our major focus, CCSF has to 
make choices about the quality 
of education for future stu- 
dents. CCSF has to anticipate 
the needs of the future work 
force and continue to success- 
fully prepare students to be con- 
tributors to that future society. 

Although faced with a tight 
budget, we must look to the im- 
plementation of the programs 
that carry the most benefits. 
Our new Information System 
will be at the heart of future 
educational programs at CCSF. 
It's up to the administrators 
and decision makers to set the 
stage for the students of the 
future. A future where infor- 
mation is America's source of 
income and where students are 
educated for the Information 

Francisco Gonzales, 

22, Chicano Std.; 

"I would allocate funds for 

this campus. I would also 

start a coalition with other 

campuses so as to become 

more united in this effort." 


Abedin Mohammod, 21, 
Computer Sci.: 
"I would expand computer 
facilities for students so they 
can have a place to practice 
their programming. Since 
competition is very healthy 
and stimulating for students 
I would address this issues 
in more depth to make sure 
this would be a necessary 
component of this campus." 





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The Guardsman! 

For an appointment, 

call Monica at 239-3447 

or stop by Bungalow 209, 

Tuesday or Tiiursday, 10-12 p.m. 

By I. Booth Kelley 

Another week and another bomb threat, can anyone telli 
what this is all about? 

Conventional wisdom a-round campus suggests that thh 
are unrelated incidents of people trying to get out of tesljj 
other class deadlines- I've heard that these things come] 
threes, but seven seems a little excessive and I wonder if| 
is college angst taken to the extreme or just copycats.. .any, 
who knows more about this than the rest of us ought to dropi 
anonymous note in the mailbox of The Guardsman, itr' 
be a great deed, as well as giving me the scoop of t| 

Now, I don't really expect to hear from the Mad Bomber i 
more than I expect to hear from the chancellor, both of mL 
claim to be against the fee hikes in principle... The laoM 
response to this article would be laughable to me if I wasn'tf 
guy writing it, and I have settled into a casual disgust overj 
lack of respect that the administration shows their own i ' 
paper... they seem to have picked up this "if we ignore _. 
maybe they'll go away" attitude, perhaps from the Republ 
National Con-vention... 

The administrative news-letter, City Currents, which igi 
circulated in areas where students might ever find it. talk 
more direct line on the plans of the administration for. 
South Reservoir, saying that it will allow the school to ansn. 
the need for "classroom space, teacher offices, and student te 
vices(?)." This is well enough, but one needs only read bi: 
issues of The Guardsman to see administrators discuM U 
use of the reservoir for much needed parking, is this a case: 
one hand not knowing what the other hand is up to? 

It seems Hke these people don't want to be held accountable 
the students for any clarity in their vision, I think I'm gon 
to have to personally stuff a copy of this paper into the hands 
the chancellor before I can hope for a sensible rep!y...Wh8t 
the plan for this newfound property? How is our money bei[ 
spent? When will it happen? If a tripling of tuition does 
add up to a tripling of services, then where is the money r 
ing? Will sgTneone with a little vision do the right thing a: 
answer some of these questions, or do I have to get s£lkUi£?l:' 
The last issue of the paper saw the introduction of the "Cu 
pus Crime Watch," a roll call of criminality from all on 
campus. I'm glad that my taking of more than three napli 
from the cafeteria went undetected, and there being only ■ 
reported incident of "under the influence" is encouraging* 
these dark sunglasses seem to be working. 

Most encouraging was the statistics on auto theft ~ althov 
10 cars were stolen in the last six months. 11 cars were re: 
ered; between the ongoing efforts of the campus police andt 
chop shop I know in South San Francisco, we can have t 
deficit thing licked in a matter of months. It's these creai 
solutions to our problems that really give me hope for the 
ture. Who says the entrepreneur spirit is dead? 'Nuff said. 


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to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

I was appalled by the cartoon 
on page two the September 16-22 
issue of The Guardsman. 

The cartoon is supposed to put 
some humor on the many state 
cutbacks of which we are well 
aware of here at City College. 
But I find that the cartoon con- 
dones the use of the barbarous 
act of the death penalty, which 
unfortunately has risen its 
ugly head once again here in 

It's ho coincidence that both 
the first state execution since 
1974 and these outrageous cut- 
backs are the final callous de- 

cisions of one man; Governor 
Pete Wilson. 

We all need to keep a sense 
of humor in these dangerous 
and troubled times. However, 
we should not lower ourselves 
to the level of those who do not 
value human life or education. 

Dear Editor: 

--Joe Harold 

Ambiguity hides the real Pero 

Your first issue of the Fall 
semester newspaper was a de- 
light to read. 

There were many good 
stories, but the one I enjoyed 
the most was the Campus 
Query. No credits were given 
to the photographer or the per- 
son who did the article. 

Please give my compliments 
to the reporter and the photo- 

By Neil Doran 
The Advocate 
Contra Costa College 

Ross Perot, or just Ross as he 
urges his supporters to call 
him, is back in the headlines, 
still smacking of ambiguity 
and egocentricity. 

Perot, it seems, has for the 
past few weeks been holding 
press conferences to hold his 
own carrot in front of the nose 
of the American public. This 
carrot has taken the form of 
his possible re-entry into the 
presidential race. 

But what does Ross Perot re- 
ally have to offer this country? 
Just what is his platform? It's 
hard to say, unless you're a 
personal friend of the Texas 
or unless you've read his book, 
"United We Stand." 

Well, Mr. Perot, where do 
you stand? How can people 
even consider a candidate that 
can't decide whether or not he 
is going to run, and then not 
even publicize his platform, but 
write it down, publish it. and 
make people buy the book to 
find out what he would do if 
elected president? 

Perot is insulting the Ameri- 
can public if he thinks he can 
get elected president simply by 
preaching that change is good 
and assuring people that his 
counterparts have many more 
shortcomings than himself. 

The only thing Perot is con- 
sistent about is his ambiguity, 
his mud-slinging and his def- 
inite self-centeredness. 

When asked at a recent Dal- 
las, Texas press conference 
how his plans for a national 
economic recovery differ from 
those of the two major-party 
candidates. Perot skirted the 
question by saying that while 

his plan borrows from bi 
Clinton and Bush's, it is 
immense improvement «" 
both. He declined to elaborai 
Perot attempts to bring de 
both candidates by making 
peated references to ClinW 
avoidance of service dur 
the Vietnam war, and acta 
Bush of neglecting his w 
trymen during his last tem 
office. Perot then proceed) 
take shots at women by tel. 
NBC broadcasting that fei« 
reporters are "out to prove u 
manhood" by writing negsi 
stories about him. 

Perot's well-documented I 
over-hyped conference in I 
las proved to be little else ol 

than another opportunity to 
himself in the spotlight i 
tell his 50 volunteer staU 
presentatives that he hio 
will not decide whether or 
to run, but that "the questi* 
what the volunteers feel is 

propriate." . ,, 

On the issue of Perot sw 

ly completely voluntee^ 
campaign, it must be very 
venient for a self-J 
millionaire (or so he c» 
to be on the ballot m a" 
states without the responsii^ 
of having to bankroll a 
fledged campaign. 

And it must be veiy s^J 
ing as well to Perots ego 

receiving all the med.a s' 
tion and volunteer woj" 
possessing in a quality"' 
considered undesirable 
presidential candidate- 

siveness. - ly 

While Perot is certai"')^ 
happy with the state of '^ 
ship in this country, in 
not make him any di" 
from the majority o' ^, 
cans: almost everyone ^ 
that they can do a better J 
However, this OS not 

grapher. They did a most won- 
derful job. This is one part of 
the newspaper that I enjoy the 

"Jules Nocito 

him the right to drag <>"' 
game of "red hgh - ^ 
light" with his suppo'WJ^ 
the rest of the American P^ 

If you're in. ^f'-Zi 
back; and if youreoui. 

good riddance. 

Oct. 14-27, 1992 

The GuardBman/3 

\KTS & ENTi:itTAi:\iHi;NT 

Zebra Head not just 
another Jungle Fever 

By Larrisa Stevens 

"Zebra Head," a low budget 
movie, has a very familiar 
theme - interacial relation- 

However common the theme 
may be, the film's writer and 
producer, Anthony Drazan, 
seems to believe that his story 
is different. 

Instead of the typical single 
black man, white woman story 
line, Drazan uses a black girl 
and Jewish boy, This interra- 
cial couple kept the film mov- 
ing. Other strong themes were 
circulated throughout the movie 

like friendship, religion, and 
standing up for what you be- 
lieve in. 

First timers 

The entire cast consisted of 
first timers -- first time pro- 
ducers, writers, actors and ac- 
tresses. This whole concept 
made it easier for the audience 
to relate to these characters. 

There are four main charac- 
ters in the film. Ron Johnson 
played "Nut," a frustrated 
street kid who hates the fact the 
a "white man" has his grips 
on a beautiful black sister. 
However similar he is to the 
film character, his real life 

boyish charm makes him 

N' Bushe Wright plays the 
role of a confused black girl 
who dates a white boy from her 
high school {Michael Rapaport 
who plays Zack) and faces 
ridicule from her friends and 

Simularities between her on 
screen character and real life 
persona makes the movie very 

This film is not another, 
"Jungle Fever." It will make 
you aware of what can happen 
when you are out of touch with 
yourself and reality. 

"One Day More," the first act finale from Les MiserabicB. Photo by Joan Marcua 

Nothing miserable about Les Miserables I 

Faculty member Bonnie Weinste'jn. Photo by M.P.R. Howard 

Environmental fantasy theme 
of new campus art exhibit 

By Francisco Gonzales 

City College's latest art exhi- 
bition, a two-person show fea- 
turing faculty members Bon- 
nie Weinstein and Gary Bar- 
ten, is an environmental fan- 
tasy that captures the imag- 

The works, on display in the 
City Art Gallery in Visual 
Arts 106, are breathtaking. 
The vivid use of color is defi- 
nately one of the exhibits 
strong points, but the underlin- 
ing message of environmental 
Warning is by far the most im- 

Although their styles are 
completely different from each 
other, they still share a univer- 
sal theme: ENVIRONMEN- 

Wein stein's timeless fasci- 

nation with birds is encom- 
passed in every scene that 
seems to embody the spirit of 
life itself. She chose the birds 
because they're natural indica- 
tors of enviornmental disas- 

Art with a punch 
Through her art, Weinstein 
confronts humanity and forces 
people to take responsibility for 
their actions. 

Barten also attacks big in- 
dustry head on with his dual 
works of "Looking In" and 
"Looking Out." He dispells 
the false promise of industry 
upon the world and reveals its 
true repressive state. 

"Sunken Harbor" tells a tale 
of utter disregard. Instead of 
scrapping a sea going vessel 
after its no longer needed, the 
barge is usually sunk in order 

to save time and money. The 
consequences of this harmful 
practice leads to the use of a 
once healthy harbor. 

"Drowning Miller's Dream" 
adds another dimension to this 
exhibition.. Glen Miller, a fa- 
mous band leader, was shot 
down over the English Chan- 
nel during WWII. This piece 
has three canvasses connected 
by aluminum tubing, repre- 
senting a slide trombone. One 
of Miller's hit songs was, "A 
String of Pearls" and it is por- 
trayed in the piece ironically 
as his last gasp for breath in 
the English Channel. 

This exhibition is definitely 
a must see event here on cam- 
pus. The beautiful art works 
and allusionary messages 
prove to be an embodiment of 
environmental safety and 
warnings to us all. 

By Francisco Gonzales 

After a 66 week run and hav- 
ing been seen by more than 
765,000 people, San Francisco's 
longest running musical, Les 
Miserables has returned better 
than ever! 

The musical is about Jean 
Valjean (Dave Clemmons), an 
ex-con trying to fit into society 
after 19 years of imprison- 
ment. It proved to be nearly 
impossible for him until a 
saintly bishop (Kelly Briggs) 
led him down the road of the 
straight and narrow. 

He lived his newly embel- 
lished life under an assumed 
name and after years of hard 
work^ made his fortune as a 
town mayor. 

Unfortunately, he was recog- 
nized by his former jailer, 
Inspector Javert (Chuck Wag- 
ner) and was forced to flee the 

Before he departed, however, 
Fantine (Jill Geddes) had Jean 
promise on her deathbed to care 
for her only daughter Cosette 
(Tamra Hayden) who was be- 
ing raised by the Thenardiers 

They proved to be an ex- 
tremely wicked family who 
treated young Cosette like 
Cinderella. Jean purchased 
her freedom and raised her to 
be a fine young lady in Paris. 

Marius (Ron Sharpe), a revo- 
lutionary leader became very 
attracted to Cosette and the two 
fell in love. The revolution 

\ / 

In and About City College... 

Thursday, October 22 

Helene Pohl, winner of the 
1992 Young Artists Award 
from the Berkeley Piano 
Club and first violinist of the 
prize-winning Fidelio Quar- 
tet, plays a violin solo con- 
cert, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 
in the Arts Building, Room 

Sunday, October 25 

Women may obtain a mam- 
mogram at the UC San Fran- 
cisco Mobile Mammography 
Van between 8:30 a.m. and 
noon at the second annual 
San Francisco "Race for the 
Cure" at Sharon Meadow in 
Golden Gate Park. The 
exam costs $60 and takes no 
more than 20 minutes with 
written or verbal approval- 
from a doctor. Proceeds will 
support some 3,000 free mam- 
mograms. $5 per car park- 
ing will be available at the 
UCSP parking garage (Irv- 
ing at Arguello entrance 
only). For more informa- 
tion, call (415) 648-9410. In- 

formation on UCSF Mobile 
Mammography Van, call 
476-2193 between 9 a.m. and 3 
p.m. weekdays. 

Tuesday, October 27 
Candidates for S.F. Super- 
visor will answer questions 
from City College students at 
Student Union Building fi-om 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored 
by the Associated Students 
Council Senate, (415) 239- 

Wednesday, October 28 
Candidates for the San Fran- 
cisco Unified School Board 
will answer questions from 
City College students. Student 
Union Building, 11 a.m. to 1 
p.m. Sponsored by the Asso- 
ciated Students Council Sen- 
ate, (415) 239-3108. 

Wednesday, October 28 
Candidates for the BART 
Board will answer questions 
from City College students, 
Student Union Building. 1:30 
p.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by 
' the Associated Students Coun- 
cil Senate, (415) 239-3108. 

Wednesday, October 28 

Gail Wittwer will give a lec- 
ture on "Sex Life of the Or- 
chid," from 6:30 p.m. to 9 
p.m., Room 1 of the Horticul- 
ture Building, City College of 
San Francisco. For more in- 
formation, Brenda Chinn at 

Thursday, October 29 
Candidates for S.F. Commu- 
nity College Board of Trust- 
ees will answer questions 
from City College students. 
Student Union Building, 11 
a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by 
the Associated Students Coun- 
cil Senate, (415) 239-3580. 


October 1 thru April 1 1993, 
application request forms 
will be accepted in the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale 
Hall, Room 366 for the New 
York Life Foundation Health 
Professions Scholarship Pro- 
gram. Individuals must be 
25 years of age studying in a 
health care field. Monetary 
awards range from $500 to 

$1,000 for full- or part-time 
study. For more informa- 
tion, call (415) 239-3339. Must 
be postmarked by April 15. 
October 1 thru April 1, 1993, 
application request forms 
will be accepted in the Schol- 
arship Office, Batmale Hall, 
Room 366 for the Career Ad- 
vancement Scholarship for 
Women. Women age 30 or 
older studying computer sci- 
ence, teacher education, para- 
legal studies, engineering or 
science. Monetary awards 
range from $500 to $1,000 
scholarships for full-time or 
part-time study. For more 
information, call (415) 239- 
3339. Must be postmarked by- 
April 15. 

October 1 thru April 1, 1993, 
application request forms 
will be accepted in the 
Scholarship Office. Batmale 
Hall, Room 366 for the Busi- 
ness & Professional Wo- 
men's Foundation Loan 
Fund for Women in En- 
gineering Studies. Women 
who are transferring to a 

was quelled by the government 
that forced Jean and Marius to 
escape the battle with their 

Marius and Cosette were 
soon married, but Jean moved 
away from the two because he 
could not bear to reveal his 
shameful past to her. 

During their wedding, Ma- 
rius discovered that Jean had 
saved his life after the battle 
and the young couple went in 
search of their father. They 
found him before he died and 
Cosette finally learned about 
her own past. 

Les Mi&erabUs held a ple- 
thora of themes which com- 
pletely captivated the audience 
throughout the story. Love 
proved to be the musical's 
strongest theme. 

Jean's paternal love for 
Cosette forced him to sacrafice 
much of himself during this 
ordeal. Marius' love for her 
enabled him to appreciate life 
beyond the revolution. 

Homelesness and the poor 
were important social factors 
within the musical. It forced 
the audience to see that this 
problem is real and should be 
addressed. A scene called 
"The Beggars Feast" proved 
that these types of people are de- 
finately survivors. 

Politics revolved around Les 
Miserables for many reasons - 
- the French Revolution had 
taken place many years ear- 
lier and the country struggled 
under its new regime. Many 

people were disenfranchised 
with their way of life and 
seemed to have lost faith in 
"revolutionaries" because for 
them, nothing ever changes. 

The battle of the sexes was 
suprisingly even considering 
women's liberation had not yet 
made its mark in history yet. 
Esponine (Angela Pupello) 
bravely sacrificed herself in 
order to deliver a message to 
her beloved, Marius. Women 
openly mocked the male ego 
shattering the mystical phallic 
symbol image. 

This powerful musical would 
not have been possible without 
the numerous background ele- 
ments involved in making it a 
success. The set design made 
it easy for the audience to be 
whisked away into revolution- 
ary France. 

A projector and see through 
screen documented the many 
changes in time and location. 
Cast members were brought in 
and out of the stage effortlessly 
through the use of a revolving 
stage. An enormous wooden 
prop served as a barrier to 
sheild the revolutionaries a- 
gainst government forces. 

Les Miserables is not San 
Francisco's longest running 
musical for nothing! It's cur-- 
rently being shown at the 
Curran Theatere until Novem- 
ber 22. it ranks high among 
my list of musical favorites 
because it will stay in your 
hearts forever. 

Apologies to M.P.R. Howard for transposing paragraphs in his 
piece on MIA's in the last issue of The Guardsman that ap- 
peared on page 3. "The Editor 

four year college to complete 
their final 2 years in any 
engineering program accred- 
ited by the Accreditation 
Board of Engineering and 
Technology. Loans of up to 
$5,000 per academic year are 
offered. For more informa- 
tion, call (415) 239-3339. Must 
be postmarked by April 15. 
October 1 thru April 1, 1933, 
application request forms 
will be accepted in the Schol- 
arship Office, Batmale Hall. 
Room 366 for the Avon Prod- 
ucts Foundation Scholarship 
Program for Women in 
Business Studies. Women 

age 25 or over studying in a 
business-related field. Money 
Awards of $1,000 scholar- 
ships for full-time or part- 
time study are available. 
Must be postmarked by April 

15. . 

HE announces the openmg of 
the 1993/94 competition for the 
Fulbright Professional Ex- 
changes in Journalism. 3 
grants are available to act- 
ive, well-qualified profes- 
sionals in the fields of Print, 
Broadcast or Business Jour- 
nalism. Spain & New Zea- 
land contact: U.S. Student 
Programs. (212) 984-5330 or 

A||^^|;oTi FellQw fitiicients! 

Tickets for the San Francisco Symphony can 
be purchased by CCSFs students at half pnce 
until OCTOBER 16. Go to the Art 213 for the 
student order forms or call 864-6000. Monday 
through Friday between 9-5. The special of- 
fer is made possible by the Howard Skinner 
Student Forum. 

4/The GuardHinan 

Oct. 14.27 J 

S P O l« 1 s 

By Mark Schmitz 

Before we lay into the 
Niners for their lackluster 
win over the hapless New 
England Patriots by the score 
of 24-12, let's look at history. 

The Patriots have made a 
habit of playing the role of 
pesky gnat to the elephants of 
the league. In 1988, the 3-5 
Pats upset the 8-0 Bears 30-7 
behind then quarterback 
Doug Flutie. Last year, the 
New Englanders derailed the 
9-1 Buffalo Bills to the tune of 
16-13. The Patriots can no 
doubt dance with the big boys. 

Some will say this is a cop 
out. These are the Patriots. 
The 0-4 Patriots. The team 
that has lost to such jugger- 
nauts as the Seahawks, 
Rams, and Jets. Well, I say 
give the Pats credit. And 
come with me back in time 
in order that we may find 
answers to Sunday's game. 

Circa October 12, 1986. Lo- 
cation: Lowell High School. 
Football field. There i am. 
Senior. Playing tackle foot- 
ball with some of my bud- 
dies. Then all of a sudden 
they appear. The Jocks -- 
guys who ptay for the school 
football team. Neanderthals. 

Th'ey challenge us "wimps" 
to a game, Our first reaction 
is: "No way! These brutes 
will kilt us!" Then the tes- 
tosterone kicks in. We for- 
get about the pain these 
monsters will inflict, It is 
all about pride now. So with 
a macho swagger I walk up 
to their leader and say: 
"Let's play some ball." 

We didn't quite get the job 
done that fateful day. But we 

played over our heads. We 
played with heart. Even the 
jocks had to give us a little 

So, before you say anything 
about the fumbles, the bad 
passes, etc.. think back, way 
back. And give credit to the 
New England "Wimps." 
They sure gave the San 
Francisco "Jocks" a run for 
their money. 

- Gone with the Wind 11: The 

Scarlett: "Oh George, will 
you put up the money to save 
the Giants?" 

George Shinn: "Frankly, my 
dear, hell no. I'm pulling 
out See you in St. Pete." 

- What I'm really going to 
miss is having those Dodger 
fans up here for those series. 
Yah. and I'm really going to 
miss having throat cancer, 

- What do spotted owls and 
Tim Wakefield have in com- 
mon? They're both endang- 
ered species. I wonder if 
they're building a preserve 
for knuckleballers? They 

- The Eck has been a wrEck. 
I have a feeling A's fans 
want to wring his nEck... 

" Hey Dexter, I hear the 
weather in Houston is lovely 
around this time of year... 

" Next issue I preview the 
Warriors and the rest of the 
NBA. It'll save you five 
bucks from not having to buy 
Street & Smith's. Mine only 
costs $2.50. You can drop it 
off at The Guardsman. No 
checks or CODS. Thanks... 

Top ten finish by cross country tea 

By Matt Leonardo - ' 

The City College men's cross 
country team emerged seventh 
from a field of 26 junior 
college teams from across the 
state, with their best effort to 
date in the Lou Vasquez Me- 
morial Invitational in Golden 
Gate Park, on Saturday, Octo- 
ber 3. 

Coming up fourth in North- 
em California with a total 
points score of 227, the Rams 
tested their mettle against 
Southern California schools 
with world-wide recruitment 
like Mt. San Antonio {28 
points). Long Beach City (103 
points) and Rancho Santiago 
(160 points). They also chal- 
lenged West Valley College 
(155 points), Golden Gate Con- 
ference (GGC) leader for the 
last 17 years. 

By Mark Schmitz 

Former City College basket- 
ball star Loren "Teeter" Mar- 
shall was hospitalized after 
suffering a gunshot wound to 
the leg following an after-foot- 
ball fraternity party in El Pa- 
so, Texas, October 4, that turn- 
ed into a brawl. 

Marshall, 22, underwent sur- 
gery at R.E. Thomason Gen- 
eral Hospital, The surgery re- 
portedly involved grafting 
skin over the wound. He re- 
mains hospitalized in satisfac- 
tory condition. 

Details are sketchy on the 
shooting, police said. What is 
known is that a party was 
thrown at the Mesa Inn Hotel 
in El Paso by Kappa Alpha Psi 
fraternity. Initial reports said 
a fight broke out between play- 
ers from New Mexico State 
(NMSU), for whom Marshall 
is a junior forward, and Tex- 
as-El Paso basketball players. 

Police later said it is possible 
that the shot may have been 
self-inflicted. Police refused to 
say why they are considering 
"That possibility could very 

well exist, and if that proves to 
be true he would face charges," 
Sergeant Bill Pfeil said. 
Coach reacts 
City College basketball coach 
Harold Brown talked to Mar- 
shall by phone and hopes to 
suppress the rumors that have 
gotten started. After discuss- 
ing the incident with Mar- 
shall, Coach Brown says he 
feels he knows what really 

According to Marshall, Tex- 
as-El Paso and NMSU bas- 
ketball players were mouthing 
off back and forth throughout 
the night. After the party the 
players spilled out of the hotel 
to continue the fracas outside. 
One of the Texas-El Paso peo- 
ple reportedly had a gun and 
started firing it into the air. A 
shot was probably accidently 
fired into the crowd. 

Marshall alleges that Texas- 
El Paso players probably made 
up the story that "he shot him- 
self inorder to protect one of 
their own. 

Coach Brown says that Mar- 
shall is feeling down because 
he will be out for the upcoming 
basketball season due to the 

Lisa Lopez nears the finish Line. 

Photo by Veronica Faisant 

"We're looking to be a con- 
tender for the Golden Gate Con- 
ference Championships," said 
Coach Sean Laughlin. "I 
think that's a realistic goal at 
this point. Hopefully we'll 
give West Valley College their 
first conference loss in 17 

Added Coach Laughlin: "As 
long as I've been at City 
College this is the best cross 
country team we've ever had. 
We did the best we've ever 
done and the thing I feel good 
about is we did it with local 
kids. We've got local kids 
and they've got kids from all 
over the world. It's real hard 
to go up against teams like 

Blistering performance 

Coming in on top in this 
state-wide invitational was Mt. 
San Antonio's Angel Marti- 
nez, setting a blistering 5:07 
pace and recording a time of 
20:26. Right behind him was 
West Valley's number one 
runner and the number one in 
the GGC, Scott Dowens, with a 
5:09 pace and a time of 20:36. 

Leading the City College 
pack was Voussef Choukri 
finishing 13th with a time of 
12:12 and a pace of 5:18. A 
freshman, Choukri has emerg- 
ed as the new top runner on a 
solid team with new depth and 

"We're pretty solid this 
year," said Laughlin, "This is 
the best we've ever had in tal- 
ent and depth. He's (Choukri) 

Coaches' Call 


Former basketball star Teeter 
Marshall shot in Texas brawl 

Calling all fastpitch softball players. To learn more about 
women's fastpitch softball and improve individual skills at- 
tend fall workouts. Workouts will be held Mondays and 
Wednesdays during October and November at Balboa Park 
Field (corner of San Jose and Ocean Aves) from 2:30-4 p.m.. 
Interested? Contact Coach Coni Staff, North Gym Office 105 or 
call 239-3420. 

Women's Coach Ken Grace is inviting City College students 
to become members of the most successful track and field 
program in Northern California. See Coach Grace in the 
North Gym if you are interested in joining the women's track 

If you are interested in becoming part of the City College 
Women's Softball Team contact Coach Coni Staff. Official 
practices do not begin until January, but she would like to hear 
from you soon. North Gym Office 105 or call 239-3420. 

City College is hosting the 3rd Annual Tennis Tournament 
November 1,7,8,9. All are enouraged to participate. Entry 
forms must be submitted to the North Gym by Thursday, 
October 22. The entry fee is $20 for singles and $22 per doubles 
team. Categories available are men's and women's singles, 
doubles and mixed doubles. Entry forms and more informa- 
tion available in the North Gym Lobby or call 239-3419. 

injury. But, Coach Brown says 
Marshall should be happy that 
he will be able to play again at 
all following such a serious 

Marshall can look forward to 
a long year of rehabilitation in 
order to get ready for the 1993 

Marshall attended Jefferson 
High School in Daly City. Last 
season, the 6-foot-7 forward av- 
eraged 24.5 points and 11.5 re- 
bounds for City College. 


In our soccer report last issue, 
sweeper back Steve Sewell was 
incorrectly identified as goal- 
keeper Pablo Rocha. Apologies 
all around. 

" The Editor 

Rams reject Chabot at net 

By Trish Harrington 

The City College women's 
volleyball team is off to a 
strong start this season, com- 
piling a 6-2 overall record and 
2-1 in conference. 

The Rams dominated Laney 
College Friday, October 9, 

sweeping them by scores of 15- 
4, 15-3, and 15-12. 

Coach Diane Nagura cred- 
ited two players in particular 
for "bringing the level of play 
up a notch from last season." 
Freshman setter Mona Choi, 
an all-City player from Lin- 
coln High School, brings lots of 
experience to the team. 

Demetria "Dee" Ng, is the 
5'8" middle hitter. Coach Na- 
gura said that Ng's "height, 
jump and abilities at her posi- 
tion are helping us out a lot." 

Nagura said the contribu- 
tions of Choi and Ng allow her 
to run a more elaborate offense 

Mona Choi sotting for Vikky Bau- and that the team is more com- 

tista. Photo by Tom Huynh petitive. 

YouGsef Choukri with former Olympian Pat Porter. 

Photo by Veronica Faisant 

put in a real solid effort. The 
way he runs is almost effort- 
less, it looks like he's really 
having fun out there. He 
works hard year round and he 
has a real solid training pro- 

Next in from the Rams line- 
up was Rodney Gehman (52nd) 
with a time of 22:11 and a pace 
of 5:32, followed by Lloyd 
Anderson (55th) with a time of 


22:13 and a pace of 5:33, 
Raphael Amstutz (66th) withi 
time of 22:22 and a pace of 5:35 B 

"My staff and I worked han 

in the off-season to recrui: 
quality runners and that's W ci 
the battle. This was a key met |e 
where we go up against team jfe 
from all over the state. It wb 
the best our team's ever don^^ 
said Laughlin. 



Football team on a roll a 

Rams remain unbeaten^^ 


By Doug Meek 

The City College football 
team powered its way to a 
Golden Gate Conference (GGC) 
opener victory over the Laney 
College Eagles on Friday, 
October 9, as the offense moved 
the ball consistently and the 
defense stopped it when it 


The 43-23 win was the Rams' 
fourth in a row as they remain 
undefeated. City College, rank- 
ed fifth among state junior col- 
leges, is favored to take the 
GGC title. 

Freshman quarterback Eric 
Gray tallied 233 all purpose 
yards as he completed seven 
passes on 22 attempts for 128 
yards and carried the ball 20 
times for 105 yards. 

Gray threw for one touch- 
down as he spied sophomore 
wide receiver James Hundon 
streaking down the left side- 
line for a 25 yard score. Gray 
contributed two touchdowns 
himself on rushes from the one 
yard line and from 55 yards 
out to break the game open 36- 
23 with just over eight minutes 
left in the fourth quarter. 
Gains on ground 

Freshman running back 
Daymen Carter fell just shy of 
the 200 yard mark as he rushed 
for 191 yards on 23 carries with 
two touchdowns. Carter's first 
score came on a sweep right 
from 11 yards out on the Rams 

second possession for lb' 
game's first points. 

After a 60 yard dash itr. 
the right sideline into the Hi 
zone was nullified by a hole 
ing penalty at the line f 
scrimmage, Carter carried (ti 
ball three plays later, scampw 
ing 44 yards down the left siit 
hne for a touchdown that wouli 
not be retracted. Carter's pR 
formance was solid. 

Big plays on D 

Although the defense allo*K 
23 points, they came up with ^' 
big play on several occasion- 
On Laney's opening posifj 
sion of the second half, sopht 
more defensive lineman Thw 
dore Callier came up withi 
crucial fourth down sack deS 
in Rams' territory. (This coiir 
ing after Laney blocked a Cih 
College punt to start the thtr. 
quarter.) The Rams took po; 
session and proceeded ■< 
march 64 yards for a touch 

Freshman defensive ba» 
George Harris intercept*' 
three passes, including one u 
the end zone to save a touw 
down with :28 left in the thift 
quarter. The defense force* 
nine turnovers: five fumble rt 
coveries and four iitercep 
tions, as they continually hall 
ed Eagle drives. 

Home opener 

City College looks to impf"^^ 
its GGC record to 2-0 (5-0 m' 
all) against conference foe 58^ 
Jose at home on Saturday. 


The Guardsman could use your b 
volunteer services. If interest- 
ed, drop by B209 or call x3447. 

Demetria Ng ready to spike over Chabot defenders. 

Photo by Tom Huynh 


Saturday, Oct. 17, San Jose at CCSF. 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday. Oct. 24, Chabot at Chabot, 7:00 p.m. 


Friday, Oct. 16, San Joaquin Delta at CCSF, 3:30 p-i"- 
Friday, Oct. 23, Consumnes River College at CCSP, 3:30 ?■«■ 

Men's and Women's Cross Country ^ 

Friday. Oct 23. Conference Center Meet, Belmont, 2:30 P- ■ 

Women's Volleyball 

Wednesday, Oct. 21. West Valley at CCSF. 7:00 p-tn- 

Friday, Oct. 23. San Joaquin Delta at Stockton, 7:00 p- 

Wednesday, Oct. 28. Diablo Valley at CCSF. 7:00 pm. 

Vol. 114, No. 4 

City College of San Francisco 

Oct. 28-Nov. 10, 1992 

Story Ideas? 

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at 239-3446 


Drop by Bungalow 209! 

Board candidates speak out on campus issues 

\mi/ ojwy 

By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

Come November 3, San Fran- 
ciscans may help shape the 
future of City College when 
they cast their ballots for seat- 
ing four San Francisco Com- 
munity College District Board 
of Trustees. 

With four incumbents seek- 
ing another four-year term, the 
three remaining Board mem- 
bers are coming up for re-elec- 
tion in two years. 

ing. In terms of fulfilling its 
mission academically, our pri- 
mary mission is to get students 
to increase matriculation; 
there are not enough City Col- 
lege students going to UC or 

Varni: "Vision for City Col- 
lege is that students have a 
chance for a greater future." 
Ayala: "The vision that I have 
for City College is a balanced 

Survey says... 

CCSF students see 
Clinton winning 

8y Bryan Smith 
& Carol Hudson 

A recent poll conducted on 
campus reveals that City Col- 
lege students overwhelmingly 
Feel Bill Clinton will win the 
presidential election on No- 
iiember 3. 

According to City College stu- 
ients, the nation's economic 
recession, the national debt 
and an acute sense of political 
alienation have contributed to 
a thirst for new faces- 

Of the students polled, 90 per- 
cent predict a Clinton victory, 
while 10 percent anticipate a 
toss up or a Bush re-election, 

John Gelvardi, a political 
science major, says, "The eco- 
nomic doldrums we are now 
experiencing assaults peoples" 
greatest inherent fear. What 
effects the stability of one's 
family and personal financial 
concerns are prime interests 
and Clinton has been effective 

n manipulating those fears." 

Anti-Bush sentiment 
Many of those polled suspect 

hat Clintons' popularity does 

lot stem from the policies his 

idministration seeks to enact, 

lut simply as an eagerness to 

;et Bush out of office. 

Sabrina Helas, a sociology 
n^or, does not see a great dif- 
erence between Bush and 
Ilinton, but she feels that Bush, 
has done such a terrible job 
hat just about anyone would be 
letter right now. Both conser- 
'atives and liberals see that he 
lasn't accomplished anything 
le said he would. Being a mo- 
lerate will help Clinton be- 
cause most of the population 
sn't ready for a radical 
change even now," 

Perot factor? 

According to those students 
lolled, Ross Perot appears to 
lave lost his momentum as a 
Jerious threat to the other can- 
didates, but he has had an im- 

ferot has been a good influ- 
ence on the election as a 
>^hole," says Communications 
J^QJor Ara Vallaster. "He's 
brought out issues that wouldn't 
hiive been discussed otherwise 
find he's attacked Bush on his 
record more aggressively than 

(Clinton has, which would have 
oten dismissed as mudsling- 
\H or bashing." 
I Many students feel that Pe- 
rot's role has been relegated to 
that of a mascot or court jester 
after dropping out of the race 
t'^^rher in the election. Since 
tk-n he has lost a lot of credi- 

Acknowledging that San 
Francisco is dominated by a 
liberal majority, some students 
contend that San Francisco 
may be the best indicator on 
how the election will turn out. 

"Bush is a very experienced 
politician with equally experi- 
enced advisors." says liberal 
arts major Sheri Giblin. 
"That experience will make it 
closer than most people think. 
And look at where all his votes 
will come from ~ the Bible Belt 
will even it out and he's closer 
to even in the Eastern states." 

Still, many City College stu- 
dents feel Clinton will win the 
election by default because the 
public holds Bush responsible 
for the weak economy and 
doesn't believe he is in touch 
with the nations' problems. 

Stuart Schott, a fermentation 
science major, thinks that 
Bush should have stepped down 
and not run for a second term 
because, "he simply doesn't 
know what to do to improve the 
economy. He's taken the easy 
excuse of blaming Congress 
and run a campaign on that 
empty tank." 

He adds: "The Clinton/Gore 
ticket is a good alternative and 
a strong ticket. They are mod- 
erate enough to be tasteful for 
people on the middle grounds 
while succeeding in catering to 
the liberal student types suc- 

Senate races 
Regarding the U.S. Senate 
races in California, most City 
College students feel that the 
Diane Feinsten/John Seymor 
and Barbara Boxer/Bruce Her- 
schenson races will be close. 

Although many students con- 
tend they weren't very famil- 
iar with the candidates because 
the press has given little atten- 
tion to the campaigns, 70 per- 
cent see Feinstein beating Sey- 
mor because of her strong 
name recognition, experience 
and the womens' vote. 

Students see the race between 
Boxer and Herschenson as 
much closer, with a slight edge 
going to Herschenson. Boxer 
may acquire some of the wom- 
ens' vote, which has already 
prevailed this year, but many 
see her as leaning too far to the 
left to take the state as a whole. 
She'll have a majority of votes 
in San Francisco, but conser- 
vative regions like Orange 
County will be strongly in fa- 
vor of Herschenson, who is 
viewed as a smooth politician 
who can easily gain peoples' 

I on «x lOU' 


<n UAMii 

Tim Wol&ed 

So, in an attempt to deter- 
mine where the current candi- 
dates stand on those issues im- 
pacting the San Francisco 
Community College District, 
The Guardsman attempted to 
interview all the Board candi- 
dates. Responding to our tele- 
phone calls for a one-on-one in- 
terview were incumbents Tim 
Wolfred, Rodel Rodis, Robert 
Vami and Chuck Ayala. For- 
mer Board member Attorney 
John Riordan also responded to 
our interview request. At press 
time, candidates Dr. Antonio 
Salazar-Hobson had not res- 
ponded; however, his office did 
provide us with a photograph 
and a "bio" which is included 
in this report. 

Several mutual attempts were 
made between The Guards- 
man and candidate hopeful, 
Maria Monet, but at press time, 
no contact had been made. 

Although efforts to contact 
candidate Dr. Ahmisa Porter 
Sumchai were made, no one on 
her staff had responded at 
press time. 

Former candidate, Pamela 
Coxson informed The Guards- 
man that she had dropped out of 
the race. 

Following are the interviews 
The Guardsman was able to 

What is your vision for Ci- 
ty College? 

Wolfred: "My vision is for 
City College to be a model in- 
stitution and grant people to 
succeed and lead in the New 
California - that being one 
that's plurahstic. A state of di- 
verse cultures and people and 
one that's going to compete glo- 
bally, prosper economically. I 
would see us providing job 
skills that folks need in that 
kind of economic environment 
and light skills. We must ap- 
preciate the values and disad- 

Riordan: "To keep it run- 

Rodis: "My vision for City Col- 
lege is to expand Phelan in 5- 
10 years, into the South Reser- 
voir where we can rebuild the 
Art complex and other instruc- 
tional buildings to ease conges- 
tion. We will probably build 
some mixed-use housing at that 
property. We need to find per- 
manent sites for Mission, 
Chinatown and Castro/Valen- 
cia campuses instead of leas- 

Robert P. Varni 

Rodel Rodis 

budget with enough revenues to 
provide the quality instruction 
needed and to have abundant 
support services for students." 

How will you work to 
make that happen? 

Wolfred: "We will be evaluat- 
ing our courses for relevancy 
to the job market and to ensure 
that students pick up basic lan- 
guage skills. We will be fight- 
ing in Sacramento to have 
more money." 

Riordan: "City College needs 
help in making policy and 
giving direction to the way the 
college goes and that is the job 
of the Trustees, in connection 
with the Chancellor, the faculty 
and the students." 

Rodis: "We have been talking 
to UC Berkeley and have met 
with Stanford to encourage 
them to make a more conscious 
effort to accept City College 
graduates. Also, even though 
City College students may be 
ac-cepted academically, it may 
be difficult for them to afford. 
We are encouraging them to 
offer more scholarships and 
financial aid. For non-credit, 
we'd like to offer more ESL 
classes, more facilities and 
more faculty positions. We 
would like to improve our job 
placements for vocational pro- 
grams. We have established 
better working relationships 
with bay area businesses for 
that purpose. How will we pay 
for all this? By streamlining 
the administration." 

Varni: "I think we already 
have. City college has given, 
is giving and will continue to 
give people opportunity for 
greater things; without it 
(CCSF), they wouldn't have 
had a chance." 

Ayala: "That's one of the prob- 

John Riordan 

lems that we're having now; 
that's why our priorities now 
are the budget, students and re- 
organization. With diminish- 
ing revenues, we're going to 
have to work on these things 
for the next four years and into 
next decade, actually." 

How do you feel about 
tuition fee increases and 
why didn't the Board stop 

Wolfred: "We did everything 
we could to stop it. We lobbied 
against the fee. Sacramento 
originated and implemented 
the fee. We opposed fees back 
in 1983 when Republican Go- 
vernor Deukmejian first in- 
troduced it for community col- 
leges. We continue to be op- 
posed to barriers to education." 

Riordan: "I don't favor any 
tuition at all; it costs so much 
to collect it. It does raise a lot 
of money but I think it violates 
the concept of free education in 
public schools." 

Rodis: "We were extremely 
concerned about Governor Wil- 
son's proposal to increase fees. 
We asked everyone in numer- 
ous board meetings to oppose 
the gargantuan increase. We 
had people lobbying in Sacra- 
mento. City College Associated 
Student Council led efforts to 
mobilize students and our 
Board took a leading role in 
mobilizing college boards a- 
cross the state, to oppose the 

Varni: "It was enacted by Go- 
vernor Wilson. We don't have 
the power to veto that sort of 
action in San Francisco. I'm 
sorry tuitions were raised but 
the value that students receive 
is greater than the value that 
can be received anywhere else. 
I'm sorry that tuition did have 
to go up - that's just the way 
economics is right now." 

Ayala: "I feel ill. I'm 

Chuck Ayala 

champion of tuition free com- 
munity colleges and have been 
advocating against it since 
I've been on the Board, at the 
local, state and national levels 
" strongly. I worked with AS 
Council President, Paul Dunn 
in advocating no tuition and 
no increase in health fees. It 
really hurts.. .it's dynamite! I 
don't know if people really and 
truly realize that yet - how se- 
rious it is." 

What do you plan to do 
about the parking crisis at 
City College? 

Wolfred: "San Francisco has 
a parking crisis. If we just 
keep creating parking spots, 
we'll never meet the demand. 
The urban environment is bet- 
ter off with mass transit. We 
are committed to reserving 
parking on the North Resrvoir 
and even have an agreement 
with the City. The long-range 
plan on the other reservoir is to 
build a campus." 

Riordan: "That's the nature of 
having 30,000 students going 
in and out of the campus all 
day. It's in bad shape but in a 
relative sense, we have much 
more parking than any other 
place in San Francisco, i.e. 
USF and State. We're faced 
with a real problem. Some of 
the kids go to school, some 
have to go to work and they 
have to have a car and some- 
times they block neighbor's 
things. I don't know what we 
should do. The problem is not 
going to be solved soon. It's a 
low priority because the answer 
is to build parking lots and 
parking garages." 

Rodis: "We hope to develop the 
South Balboa reservoir for use 
as parking. I'm also looking 
into the posibility of building a 
multi-story garage at 280 and 
Ocean to be financed by BART 
and used by faculty and stu- 

See CANDIDATES, page 2 

English Eligibility Exam 

Students who wish to take Enghsh lA after English 5A. 5B 12, 
ESL 40 or Business 70 must pass the English Eligibility 
Exam. Students who wish to take English 12 or 6 after English 
5A or who wish to take English 6 after English 5B must also 
pass the Exam. 

The test requires students to read and summarize a short 
passage and then to write an expository or argumentative 
essay on a topic based on the reading. Students have 90 
minutes within which to vmte. Students may use a dictionary 
or a thesaurus and should bring several pens. For more 
informaUon, see or call Donald Beilke. L514, 239-3574. 
This semester the English Eligibility Essay Exam will be gi- 
ven at the following times: 
Monday November 16 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. VIU 


November 17 

Tuesday November 17 

Wednesday November 18 

Thursday November 19 

Friday November 20 

11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

7:30 -9:30 p.m. 

1:30 -3:30 p.m. 

11:30 -1:30 p.m. 

1:00 • 3:00 p.m. 


2/The Guardsman 

Oct 28-Nov. 10 



By I. Booth KeUey 

Hold your nose and cast your ballot- welcome to Election '92. 
I guess we're moving in the right direction- usually there are 
two candidates, both of whom scare the hell out of me; this year 
there are three candidates, all of whom scare the hell out of 
me. This is known as "the evolution of American Politics." 

It is not without its local repercussions. The rumor from my 
"inside sources" is that in the event of a Clinton/Gore victory. 
Chancellor Dobelle will be offered a position within the ad- 
ministration. You heard it here first. 

The Chancellor worked under President Carter during his 
tenure, and I suppose that set the stage for things to come. If 
not for the "October Surprise," he might be in Washington 
still, so perhaps this means that we have R. Reagan to thank 
for our present school administration... "Reagan did it" is go- 
ing to be the punchline to a lot of not so funny jokes for years 
to come, no matter who gets elected... 

We also get to vote next Tuesday for the members of the 
Community College board, and the outcome of this election is 
surely as meaningful as any other. Everyone already knows 
what they think of the Presidential candidates, but few people 
even know who the candidates for Community College board 
are, which is part of the reason that we have so many choices 
and still get so screwed. 

If you're registered to vote, you get a booklet in the mail tell- 
ing you about all of the local ballot issues: read it! The section 
on local candidates is pretty short, plus it lists their home 
addresses, and Hallowe'en is coming up... will it be a treat, or 
do we have to resort to the trick? 

Of course, neither I nor the publishers of The Guardsman 
would ever advocate throwing eggs at the homes of politicians 
with whom you disagree, and soaping the windows of their 
cars would certainlv be inappropriate , not to mention illfigaL 
yes indeed... 

The latest salvo against the Building and Grounds depart- 
ment is the complaint that light bulbs are going unreplaced 
all over campus, because there isn't enough money. Now, this 
is another creative and thrifty move in these lean economic 
times, and it underscores our solidarity with the budget 
administrators in that we are now all in the dark. Man, talk 
about cheap shots... 

Well, response to the column is becoming overwhelming, 
mostly from the campus police, who have expressed grave con- 
cern that writing about bomb threats and crime on campus 
will inspire a rash of copycat crimes. To this end, they have 
become very tight lipped in giving out information and statis- 
tics on what is actually happening on campus. The police 
won't tell us who is being arrested or for what. I'm sure crime 
will just plummet. I feel safer already. 

My unverified statistics tell me that bomb threats continue Ui 
be made, offices continue to get broken into, and cars continue 
to get stolen. Women continue to get raped, by their boyfriends 
or strangers (and rarely report it), people continue to park 
their cars out of the stalls, drugs continue to get done, and 
budget administrators continue to mishandle our money, 
which, of course, the campus police never cared about in the 
first place. I sure hope this doesn't inspire a wave of copycat 
crimes, although I wouldn't mind if it inspired a wave of 
copycat editorials. 'Nuff said. 



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Black Power?!? 

Ode to the innocent 

By Colleen Donahue 

It's frightening and some- 
what refreshing to see that 
there are still Republicans 
among us; particularly curious 
are those who are willing to 
admit it. I still have trouble 
finding one who will admit to 
voting for anyone in this ad- 

I am nearly hysterical with 
disbelief that ANYONE is still 
capable of singing the praises 
of Pete Wilson! Excuse me? 
Did I miss something along 
the way? 

Is this not the same man 
who, putting his ego above all 
else, held the fate of all of 
California's children and el- 
derly alike, in life threatening 
limbo for 65 days? 

Is this not the same man who 
refused to sign a budget which 
would give the citizens of this 
state. their true rite of passage - 
affordable education? 

Is this not the same man 
who. only last year, refused to 
sign ABlOl, thus denying gays 
their true rite to passage - free- 
dom to "be"? 

Pete Wilson, along with the 
support of his fellow Republi- 
cans, has managed to offend 
the dignity of virtually every 

Oh. I almost forgot. In my 
opening statement, I men- 
tioned that I not only find it 
frightening, but refreshing to 
find Republicans. Those of 
you who still have the nerve to 
defend the '90s version of 
Benedict Arnold deserve every- 
thing you can get because 
guaranteed you'll need it. 

The audacious gall you pos- 
sess will be a great asset when 
The Great Wilson sells you 
down the river looking for 
your human dignity, which he 
will, you know; he has a per- 
fect record. 


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Editors , ^ , , 

News Erika McDonald 

Opinion ..i Monica Gonzalez-Marquez 

Feature Steven Gresham 

Entertainment Francisco Gonzales 

Sports Frances Harrington 

Photography M.P.R. Howard 

Staff Reporters 
Elizabeth Avila, Jacquelyn Estrella, Rommel Funcifin. Carol 
Hudson, Paul Jagdman. Amy Johnson, Deleasa Jones, Ian 
Kelley, Matthew Leonardo, Carol Livingston, Doug Meek, 
Gretchen Schubeck, Mark SchmiU. Bobby Jean Smith, Bryan 
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Veronica Faisant, Cynthia Good, Tom Huynh. Robert Micallef 

By Larrisa Stevens 

In these tough economic, edu- 
cational, and political times, 
one would think that during 
this Presidential race everyone 
eligable would be a registered 
voter. Especially the African- 
American citizens! 

As an African-American, I 
find it very alarming that our 
population of voters is still, 
after so many years, so very 
low. What many of my fellow 
brothers and sisters do not 
seem to realize, is that it takes 
economic, educational, and 
most importantly, political 
power to aggressively and 
successfully move ahead in 
this country. 

No longer are we the minor- 
ity. Maybe it is difficult for 
many African-Americans to 
grasp this reality, yet it is time 
that we do so, because our com- 
munities are not getting heal- 

When I asked this very sim- 
ple question, "Are you a regis- 
tered voter?" Wow! I was blown 
away by the answers and the 
reasons for those answers. 

One young black man very 
passionately answered. "The 
white man has us thinking 
that it is a privilege to vote in 
his country, under his rules." 

A young black woman, with 
all the attitude she could pos- 
sibly muster, as if I had done 
something to bother her, said, 
"What for? My vote don't 
count. Plus [the past Presi- 
dents], ain't done nothing so 
far, so what makes you think 
that they- gonna do something 

This is embarrassing! It 
hurts me deeply to hear my 


In the last issue of T h e 
Guardsman it was printed that 
William Maynez was a stu- 
dent. He is rather a Physics 
Department technician and is 
no longer a liason for the white 
paper recycling program. The 
Batmale Hall recycling sys- 
tem was set up by the faculty 
and staff of that building and 
was co-ordinated by Glen Van 
Lehn of Information Techno- 
logy Services. White paper is 
also being collected in the Sci- 
ence Building, Conlon Hall, 
and in some parts of the Visual 
Arts, Arts, and Art Extension 

brothers and sisters say these 
things. The saddest part is that 
the very same people who have 
these attitudes about voting, are 
the veiy same people who end 
up being not the solution, but 
the problem. 

Need we all be reminded of 
the civil rights movement and 
the countless number of people 
who were slaughtered for you 
and me to have the right to 

Give it up! Your excuses 
don't hold water. The true rea- 
sons are lack of self-worth, 
and even more importantly, 
lack of responsibility to our 
ancestors, who were killed for 
our right to vote, and, sadly, to 
future generations of African- 

At this point in our lives, we 
should be building a solid fu- 
ture for our kids and their 

Let's stop making excuses 
for ourselves and start leading 
the way to educational, eco- 
nomic, and political power. 

Let's follow the example of 
the 45 year old man 1 in- 
terviewed, who, when asked if 
he was a registered voter, said, 
"Yes! For the first time in my 
life, I see the importance of 
voting. For years I had the 
same angry excuses that a lot 
of young African-American 
people have today. Now I see 
my foolishness. I wish I would 
have seen my foolishness ear- 

Let's learn from his mis- 
takes. Yes, it is too late to reg- 
ister for this election, but there 
is always the next one. Stop 
putting the blame on someone 
else and remember that every 
vote does count. 


cont. from page 1 \ 

Varni: "We all recognize the 
parking problem that we face 
the the College and that's why 
we negotiated to acquire the 
South Reservoir. We need ac- 
cess to park cars. Let's not 
think that that's the long-term 
solution because that property 
will be used ultimately for 
classrooms, wo parking in that 
reservoir will only be 
temporary. Ultimately, I think 
we'll see a multi-story parking 



Campus Query 


Photos & Story by Carol Hudson 

What or who is your favorite Halloween 
monster or character? Do you have any 
plans to celebrate Halloween? 

Judy Frias, 30, Nursing: 
"ELVIRA is my favorite Halloween charw 
ter. On Halloween Day I plan to go trick « 
treating and maybe attend a party. But - li 
there are any good "Ssssscary Mmmmi)- 
vies" on television I may change my mini 
and stay at home." 

Ken Sells, 19, Broadcasting: 
"My favorite Halloween person is DRACU- 
LA. I am celebrating Halloween by attend- 
ing the Exotic Erotic Ball. (Go for it Ken 
and have a grrrrrrrreat time)." 

Kim Armstrong, 29, Engineering: 

"My favorite character is the AUDAMS 
FAMILY (sorry Kim) there wasn't enou^ 
room to name all of your favorite moH' 
stors). For Halloween, Hmm. let's see now, 
what will I do - I'll probably raise hell willi 
Mike and Pong." 

Sonyja Blanson, 19, Nursing: 

"Dracula is my kind of Halloween mon- 
ster. I will probably go trick or treating and 
who knows what else. Happy Halloween all 
you little ghosts and goblins," 

J. Fong, 35, Engineering: 

"FRANKENSTEIN is my favorite 
ween character or Pong did you say 
Athens? Whatever, they both can be pwW 
scary I suppose, that is on Halloween nigW 
Not!.!.!. Mike Athans and I will be going" 
see "GROUTUS" live at a local club of 
Halloween night," 



- somewhere on campus; I don't 
knov,' v/here," 

Ayala: "The students should 
have a strong voice in that un- 
der AB1725, shared gover- 
nance. If parking is a priority 
and a necessity for students, 
then it could be a possibility. 
Students should write to the 
Board. It can't be isolated 
cases or only 3 people out of 
30,000. That's the problem with 
AS; you have the Council rep- 
resenting the students but only 
200 or 300 come out, vote or par- 


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Schwcrner Activist Awai^ 
honor college students si ^ 
ing for social change _; 
ward recipients will «< 
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are obtained by writing " . 
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)ct. 28-Nov. 10, 1992 

The Guardsman/S 


Comic book boom 

Wonderheroes unite: comic book hysteria explodes 

By Bryan Smith 


City College -- a resting place for the dead? 

Mischievous mayhem 
permeates CCSF? 

By M.PJl.Howard 

Before there was a City Col- 
lege, those convicted of a petty 
crime wound up spending 
many a cold and foggy day on 
the knoll where now sit Sci- 
ence and Cloud Halls, * 

Prom the 1860's when once a 
reform school dominated the 
view from the sea, through the 
turn of the century when a city 
prison would later replace it, 
many a lost soul was incar- 
cerated at what is now City Col- 
lege. Yet, how many of those 
lost spirits still wander the 
halls and walkways of the Phe- 
lan Campus? 

Throughout the campus, 
many strange and unusual 
happenings have been noted. 

For more then a year, philo- 
sophy students in Mr. Struck- 
man's lunch time class, would 
watch in awe as the clock in 
Room 224 of Cloud Hall, would 
stop, restart, then reset itself, 
despite the fact that it had 
ceased movement for as long 
as 30 minutes. 

Spirits seem to habitate all 
areas of our fair campus, not 
sparing even the most righte- 
ous of us. Yet, another of our 
fine administrators, who wish- 
es not to offend the beyond, has 
a P.C. that will suddenly an- 
nounce, for no aoparent rea- 

son, "YOUR P.C. IS STON- 

Matriculation complains that 
despite the hot weather, one can 
enter from the hall in shorts 
and need a overcoat by the time 
they reach the inner office. 

Are these the acts of the su- 
pernatural or can this be ex- 
plained in this dimension? 

When the weather is hot, the 
roof of the bookstore resembles 
a scene out of Hitchcock's 
"The Birds." 

An employee for the district 
who was working very late one 
foggy night and whose car was 
the only one in the parking lot, 
noted that she felt as though the 
lot was filled with the spirits of 
past students. 

Can this be a perception of 
our fears or are the dead at- 
tempting to make contact with 

And finally in the offices of 
counselling services, a printer 
has been known to start on 
occasion, without the benefit of 
human contact nor a terminal 
being turned on. 

But this is all Hallows Eve 
and we all wonder about that 
which bumps in the night. So, 
as you climb into your bed 
tonight and pull those covers up 
tight against your neck, just 
remember as you drift off into 
a pleasant dream ~ TRICK 

All right, admit it. You've 
sometimes gained infantile 
pleasure from wrapping 
yourself in a blanket and eat- 
ing a bowl of Captain Crunch 
while watching the original 
series of Batman and Robin. 

Did watching the recent 
Batman film make you want 
to follow the travels and adven- 
tures of our heroes a Httle more 
closely? Many people have, 
through comic books, which 
came out weekly or monthly 
for years before Hollywood 
picked up on it. 

In fact, the rarity of some 
comic books have demanded 
huge amounts of money, caus- 
ing fans and speculators alike 
to keep a sharp eye out for 
comics that might soar in 

What increases the col- 
lectabilty of a comic book is the 
rarity of a given issue, the 
condition ifs in, and whether 
or not it is a key issue. Like 
anything collectors covet, the 
law of supply and demand dic- 
tates how much a comic will 
escalate in price. 


The Batman series has of 
course dramatically increased 
in value since the recent 
Hollywood films came out. 

In well-established comic 
series, the value of particular 
issues may rise if something 
dramatic happens to the hero. 

However, with the direct dis- 
tribution system the publishers 
use, the public interest is 
anticipated allowing for supply 
to equal the demand for the 

Right now, with the intense 
anticipation for the latest 
Superman issue, #75, in which 
the "Man of Steel" dies, pub- 
lishers have printed enough is- 
sues to satisfy the big demand. 

Superman's death, according 
to Josh Petrim of Comic Relief 
on Haight Street, does not 
mean that the series will end, 
"His death will be well orches- 
trated.. .then he will be brought 
back to life in some way." 

It is important to note, how- 
ever, that while much of the 
comic book market is now 
geared towards speculators 
whose interest in comics is 
simply as an investment, the 
core of comic book buyers are 
the readers. 


For a comic book to be valu- 
able, according to Kelly Stacy, 
part owner of Funny Papers on 
Geary Street, it must "have an 
intrinsic value other than 
something peculiar that might 
cause its price to soar. The co- 
mic book must be aesthetically 
pleasing.. .entertaining, artisti- 
cally drawn and professional- 
ly printed..." 

In the past few years, interest 
in comic books has skyrocket- 
ed because of the incredible pri- 
ces some are drawing. 

This has resulted in some 
concern from comic book fans, 
who are genuinely worried that 
the present interest is turning 
the hobby into a commodities 

The recent interest of specu- 
lators has caused a great in- 
crease in the number of comic 
books and cards available. 
The end result will be a mar- 

A grand tradition 

International music fest comes to S.r . 

Boukman Eksperyans from 
Haiti, Luis Enrique Meji'a 
Godoy from Nicaragua and 
Marquinhos Sati from Brazil 
headline the 11th Annual En- 
cuentro del Canto Popular (La- 
tin American New World Mu- 
sic Festival) on November 6-7, 
S p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 
3301 Lyon St., in San Francis- 

The festival, that showcases 
the best in contemporary Latin 
American new beat folk mu- 
sic, also features local per- 
forming groups Grupo Cam- 
pana (Venezuela), Cana Brava, 
an all-women salsa band, Chi- 
cane rappers Aztldn Nation, 
and from the Bay Area's Na- 
tive American community The 
All Drummers Nations. 

A special feature of the two- 
day festival is a free childrens 
concert to be held November 7, 
from 12-2 p.m., at Buena Vista 
Elementary School, 2641-25th 
St. It will feature local singers 
Francisco Herrera, Jon Fro- 
ttier, Colibrf, Omo Shango, 
a childrens drumming group, 
and juggler Camilio. Special 
guest is Vanilla of "Buster & 

Probably the boldest new mu- 
sic emerging from Haiti's 
fragile political climate is be- 
ing made by Boukman Ek- 
speryans with its percusion- 
heavy pop chants and defiant, 
often biting lyrics. The six 
men and four women group 
formed in 1978. 

Utilizing guitars, bass, syn- 
thesizer and a battery of drums 

Boukman Eksperyans from Haiti 

from Vodou religious ceremon- 
ies, Boukman Eksperyans 
produces a passionate and exu- 
berant sound that earned them 
high honors in 1999 for the best 
Haitian song entitled "Wet 
Chenn" ("6et Angry. Break the 

Godoy is a legendary Nica- 
raguan acoustical guitarist 
and former lead singer-direc- 
tor of Grupo Mancotal, a 10- 
piece band. He directs the Ni- 
caraguan Cultural Recording 
Company and he has per- 
formed in Holland, Germany, 
Canada, Mexico, (llosta Rica, 
Cuba Belize and the U.S. 

Satfi is one of Rio de Jan- 
eiro's most popular sambistas. 
Since breaking into the samba 
scene six years ago with his 
smash hit "Falsa Considera- 
cao" and "Me Engana Que Eu 


New generation of artists produce higher quality work. 


Louis behind the counter at He- 
roes Comics. 

ket flooded with books and 
cards that will not be resell- 
able, according to Stacy, who 
doesn't consider comic books a 
good investment. 

However, she points out, "I 
have acquired some valuable 
comics simply because I have 
collected comic books as a 
hobby since I was six. Over the 
past 20 years there have been 
many which have increased in 
value five or six hundred per- 
cent, perhaps more." 


It all started in the mid 
1930's, when Superman became 
the first superhero one could 
follow in a comic book series. 
The "Man of Steel," printed 
weekly, drew the enthusiastic 
attention of children and 
adults alike. 

In the 1940's, know as the 
"Golden Age" of comics, many 
new comic book series were 
introduced by DC Comics, and 
innovator in the industry and 
the original publisher that 
came out with "Superman." 

Children, of course, read 
comic books, but during the 
harsh environment of World 
War II, adults also turned to 
them for entertainment. 

During the 50's the comic 
book industry was accused of 
causing juvenile delinquency 
by Senator Joseph McCarthy. 
The fear of communism and 
anything which did not con- 
form to the conservative stand- 
ards of the day came to a head 
in the Senate Judiciary Com- 
mittee's accusations. The 
Comics Code Authority was for- 
med, approving the content of 
all comics before publication. 

Comic book publishers played 
it safe making children their 
focus audience and changing 
the superhero's behavior and 
themes tackled. 

The traditional superheroes 
fell in popularity, while west- 
em, crime, science fiction and 
horror comics climbed. 

During the 1960's DC updated 
their characters so that the pub- 
lic would better relate to them. 
They resurrected their old he- 
roes, who'd been floundering 
in a vacuum of 50's values and 

whose readers had begun to 
lose interest. 

The comic book market 
changed dramatically during 
the 1970's. 

Publishers adopted the prac- 
tice of direct distrubution, 
where only the number of is- 
sues ordered are printed. 

This system enabled publish- 
ers to print high quality comics 
for specific audiences. 

Comic book stores soon began 
to come into existence provid- 
ing a place for enthusiasts to 
buy the comics and interact 
with people about their hobby. 

As the industry expanded, 
comic book conventions came 
into being, where every aspect 
of the industry is represented. 

Shirts, toys, video tapes, post- 
ers, comics and comic cards 
are all available for fans and 
investors alike. 

Some hobbyists are not happy 
with the conventions which are 
primarily economically based 
instead of focusing on the 
thrill of comics. 

During the past few years 
comic cards have become a 
very popular investment. 
While there have been super- 
hero cards printed for years, 
the increase of baseball card 
collectors purchasing comic 
cards led to the great interest 
and collectability of this rela- 
tively new media. 

So next time you wake up 
early on a Saturday morning 
and think you're too old to 
indulge in the mindless activ- 
ity of television cartoons, but 
want to reach that blissful state 
of childhood without sacrafic- 
ing too many brain cells, pick 
up a comic book. 

Campus Calendar 

Gusto," Sat6's silky-smooth 
voice, charming personality 
and showmanship have made 
him a crowd favorite in Brazil. 
He has recorded four solo al- 
bums, with a fifth currently in 
the works. 

"Prom Haiti to the Andes to 
Nicaragua to San Francisco, 
World Music has become a 
way of both preserving indige- 
nous folk musical styles and 
of articulating the changing 
social realities of a people," 
said Encuentro Coordinating 
member Bill Martinez. "The 
music also speaks of hope and 
cultural pride that has influ- 
enced many generations." 

Admission is $12 in advance 
and $14 at the door. 

For more information, call 

Wednesday, October 28 

City College of San Francis- 
co Associated Students Coun- 
cil Senate Presents "Candi- 
dates Day 1992." Unified 
School Board candidates will 
answer your questions before 
you cast your vote. From 11 
a.m. to 1 p.m. BART Board 
candidates will answer ques- 
tions from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
For more information, call 

Thursday, October 29 

The S.F. Community College 
Board of Trustees will an- 
swer questions from 11 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. For more informa- 
Uon. call (415) 239-3108. 

Wednesday, October 28 

Concert/Lecture Series pre- 
sents "Vietnam: the Country 
Not the War." with Diane 
Fox of Volunteers in Asia at 
Stanford University. 12 noon, 
at Conlan Hall, Room 101. 

Wednesday, October 28 

"Sex Life of the Orchid," 
with the premier breeder spe- 
cializing in the Cymbidium 
variety, Gail Witter, at 6:30 
p.m. to 9 p.m., Horiculture 
Bldg., Room 1. For more in- 
formation, contact Brenda 
Chinn, (415) 239-3580. 

Monday, November 2 

AGS can food drive through 
Nov. 13, starting at 8 a.m. to 
3 p.m. in front of Smith Hall, 

Monday, November 2 
The City College recycling 
committee will be meeting in 
the art gallery of the Student 
Union at 1p.m. Meeting for 
the recycling committee will 
take place every Monday at 
this place and time. 

Wednesday, November 4 

"The Role of Native Ameri- 
can Women," a presentation 
by historian Valerie Mathes, 
slide-lecture begins at 11 
a.m.. Cloud Hall, Room 246. 
For more, call (415) 239-3580. 

Wednesday, November 4 

Attend a resume writing 
workshop. Sign-up at the Ca- 
reer Development and Place- 
ment Center, from 12 noon to 
1 p.m., S-108 or on Wednes- 
day, December 2, from 12 
noon to 1 p.m., S-108. 

Wednesday, November 11 

Come and preview "Shakes- 
peare's Women" by Director 
I^y Amarotico, 11 a.m. to 12 
noon, at College Theatre, 
More information is availi- 
able by calling (415) 239-3580. 

Thursday, November 12 

SOMA quartet - jazz ensem- 
ble lead by flugelhornist 
Dimitri Matheny, including 
Sandi Poindexter, violin; 
Arlington Houston, bass and 
John Heller on guitar 
perform from 11 a-m. to 12 
noon. Arts Building. Room 

133. For more information, 
call 239-3580. 

Friday, November 13 
"The World of Theatre: The 
Playwright," talk by Terry 
Baum, 9 a.m., Bungalow 221. 
For more information, con- 
tact Brenda Chinn (415) 239- 

Tuesday, November 17 
"Asian Americans in Thea- 
tre. Film & the Media." 
lecture by Lane Nishikawa, 
actor, playwright, 6:30 p.m. to 
9:30 p.m.. Science Hall, 
Room 133. For more infor- 
mation, call Brenda Chinn 
at (415) 239-3580. 

Wednesday, November 18 

"Creations: Fall '92" chore- 
ographed by Janis Sukaitis 
begins at 11 a.m. to 12 noon. 
Dance Studio, North Gym. 
Tickets for an 8 p.m. perfor- 
mance on Friday, November 
20th are available at the door 
for $3 general and $2 sen- 
For more information, call 
(415) 239-3580. 

Thursday, November 19 

"Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n 
Roll," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. lec- 
ture. HSW 300, UCSF Par- 
nassus Heights Campus 513 
Parnassus Avenue. S.F. For 
more information, please 
call 476-3208. 

4/The Guardsmnn^ 



By Mark Schmitz 

Some teams just never 

Take the Golden State 
Warriors, for instance. 
The Seattle Supersonics 
took the Warriors to school 
last year in the playoffs. 
Led by Professor Kemp, the 
Sonics taught the Warriors 
an important lesson in 
NBA 101: the meek may 
inherit the earth, but the big 
will always get more re- 
bounds. The Warriors 
were rudely dispatched into 
the offseason with a mis- 
sion: obtain a good big 
man, somewhere, some- 

The draft was the first 
hope. The Warriors passed 
on 7-footer Elmore Spencer 
of UNLV to grab what they 
did not need: another qual- 
ity guard. Latrell Sprewell 
came via Alabama, and in 
a trade with the world 
champion Chicago Bulls 
they obtained short but bul- 
ky forward Byron Houston 
of Oklahoma St. A 6-4 
guard and a 6-4 forward do 
little to improve the team 
size- wise. 

The hope here is that 
Houston is the second com- 
ing of Charles Barkley. 
Fat chance. If Spencer de- 
velops into a force the 
Warriors will kick them- 
selves for not pulling the 
trigger a la Shawn Kemp 
in the '89 draft. 
Super rooks 

Having failed to reel in a 
big man in the draft or by 
trade, the hope is for im- 
provement from within. 
Coach Don Nelson believes 
a year of seasoning will 
translate into improved 
play from the trio of super 
rooks from last year: Billy 
Owens, Victor Alexander, 
and Chris Catling. 

Owens, at 6-9, is a poor 
man's Magic Johnson, 
with the ability to score, 
dish, and rebound. An im- 
proved, and more consis- 
tent jump shot will vault 
Owens into All-Star com- 
pany. Catling, who was 
impressive in the playoffs, 
needs to bulk up. However, 
he has all the tools to be a 
stud. Alexander needs to 
finish more plays and less 
plates. His weight will de- 
termine his effectiveness 

and amount of playing 


Points! Points! Points! 

The rest of the team is 
set. The Warriors will 
have points coming out of 
their ears thanks to the 
highest scoring trio in the 
league: Chris Mullin, Tim 
Hardaway, and Sarunas 
Marciulionis. The three- 
some combined for 67.9 
points a game. The War- 
riors will likely lead the 
league in scoring again. 
And play tough defense, as 
their leading the league in 
turnovers caused will 

(Post)Season prospects? 

This year's team is pretty 
much a carbon copy of last 
year's. That's good, that's 
bad. It will be a fun regu- 
lar season: a lot of points, a 
lot of wins, and a lot of 
plays for the highlight reel. 
But come playoff time, 
when things get rough and 
tumble, the good times will 
be but a memory. Don Nel- 
son needs an enforcer to 
keep bullies like Kemp and 
Malone from beating up on 
his little people. Until he 
gets one the Warriors can 
look forward to another 
early round KG. 

- What the heck, the Blue 
Jays win the Series?? 
Egad, there's hope for the 
Broncos after all... 

- If Deion Sanders had 
played the whole Series he 
would have had the oppor- 
tunity to splash Tim Mc- 
Carver with champagne... 

- Expect Dave Winfield to 
be the new Geritol/Ben Gay 

- I miss Mike Tyson, I re- 
ally do... 

- Solution to the Giants 
problem: let's get on our 
knees as a collective city 
and pray: (Sob) "Don't 
take our team! Please! 
Take the A's! The people of 
Oakland won't care. Or 
take the Sharks (please). 
Just don't take the Giants. 
If I can't go to Candlestick, 
where else will i be able to 
go get drunk, eat ten hot 
dogs, belch, grunt, and fart 
without some 'family val- 
ues' weirdo bugging me? 
O' gods of baseball, why 
hast thou forsaken us?" 

Rams run record to 6-0 

Rams run record to b-O ^^^i 1 

Gray does it all in win over Chabor 

By Matt Leonardo 

The Rams, though behind 14- 
10 with 7:21 left in the third 
quarter, came back to retain 
their undefeated status (3-0 in 
conference play, 6-0 overall) by 
dumping the 1991 Golden Gate 
Conference leaders, Chabot, 24- 
20 on Saturday October 24. 

"The kids played with great 
intensity against a tough 
team," said Rams Head Coach 
George Rush. 

Huge yardage gain 

The Rams defensive setup 
dominated the field, holding 
the league's rushing leaders, 
the Gladiators, to a scant 87 
yards while gaining a whop- 
ping 446 yards for themselves. 
The Rams defense stonewalled 
the Gladiators, holding them to 
only 13 yards in the first half 
and only giving up three first 
downs the entire game. 

Turning fumble into TD 
But Chabot had the luck, 
gaining from a foul-up on the 
snap during a field goal at- 
tempt to tie the game at the end 

of the third quarter. The mis- 
cue turned Gladiator kicker 
Joey Perry into a quarterback, 
as he recovered the ball to com- 
plete a touchdown pass to Dono- 
van Brett to take the lead. 

"The story against Chabot 
was the defense and a tremen- 
dous special teams effort," said 
Rush. "Our coverage teams 
did a great job. Our kick-off 
return team did the job of get- 
ting us into position. Tony 
Roberts, our kick-off returner, 
did a real good job." 

bringing out 22 new startei,J 
beat last year's champioill 
The big, fast Eric Gray K? 
stepped into the shoes of Ka 
Allen to lead this entirely n, 
team toward a possible confS 
ence victory this year. 

came back in the fourth quar- 
ter from a sprained ankle suf- 
fered at the end of the first 
half, leading a 77 yard scoring 
drive to regain the lead 17-14, 

Carter reappears 
With Daymon Carter pick- 
ing up two first downs and , . 
Gray adding a third, the Rams We Want 10 Win it alf, 
were ready and waiting at the - Head Coach George Rn 
Chabot 40 yard line. Then 
Gray gave the Rams what they 
were waiting for, blazing his 
way down to the 3 yard line 
with ball in hand. With 9:38 
left in the game. Carter, who 

"The offense entertains ^ad been smothered by defend- 
, 1 1 r • ers all night, took the hand-oft 

but the defense wins to bringthe score to 24-14. 

the game. " 

" DB James Valencia 

"We want to win it all," l, 
coach Rush in an earliefj! 


It looks like the Rams 
just get what they want. 

Defense wins games 
"The offense entertains but 
the defense wins the game," 
said Rams defensive back 
James Valencia. 

The Rams defense held the 
game together and waited for 
the offense to come around. 
Rams quarterback Eric Gray 

"He (Gray) had a big day," 
said Rush. "He got hurt in the 
first half and came back for a 
tremendous effort." 

Chabot stayed in it to the last 
though, working out a 57 yard 
screen pass to bring the score to 
24-20 as time ran out on the '91 
conference leaders. 

22 new starters 
It looks like the Rams have 
made their recruiting work. 

Clt^ VllK 

Topsy-turvy week for volleyers 

By Matt Leonardo 

It was a week of ups and 
downs for the Rams' volleyball 
squad, winning a tough match 
against West Valley College 
(17-15, 15-4, 16-14) on Wed- 
nesday October 21, and taking 
a big dive against San Joaquin 
Delta College on Saturday the 
24th (15-8, 9-15, 8-15, 8-15). 

The Rams, though winning 
three straight games, struggled 
through a tough matchup with 
West Valley with the pressure 
on as the scores stayed close 


Vikky Bautista digs deep. 

through the first and third 

Close scores 
"Everybody played very well. 
Even though we won three 
straight games, the scores were 
close so you know it was a 
difficult match," said Rams 
coach Diane Nagura. 

Attacks and kills 
Leading the City College 
scoring against West Valley 
was the new Rams fireball out- 
side hitter, Jenny Tan. carry- 
ing a third of the total attacks 
with a 38.2% kill percentage 
and putting down 13 points. 
Right behind her in the utility 
position was Judy Mak, carry- 
ing the second third of the 
attacks with 29,6% and eight 
points to her credit. 

On the support side with 35 
assists was freshman setter 
Mona Choi, proving that she 
can carry her 1990 All-city 
award from Lincoln High into 
college level play. "(Choi) 
Does an excellent job as our 
setter," said Nagura, "She 
brings up the caliber of play." 

Carrying the remaining 
third of the attacks was a fresh- 
man just out of Lowell High 



The team huddles for instructions between sets. 

School and Rams middle hitter We scored well in the fin 
Demetria Ng. match, but we just couldn'tge 

"She's our strongest middle it together after that." 

Track teams' quest 
for personal best 


hitter," said Nagura, "She al- 
lows us to now have a really 
strong attack from the mid- 

Defeat in the Delta 

After such a strong start 

early in the week, the Rams 

met with disappointment in the 

Delta. The Rams hitters lost 

Even with disappointment^ 
the Delta, the Rams are lod-. 
ing forward to an exciting so 
son. With only two retumia 
starters, you can expect sob 
work to be done in getting tli 
team to gel. But, with two AI 
City high school players (Te 
and Choi) and a host of othf 

minutes later, Beto Iniguez 

_ J ^ scored for San Joaquin. The ±^^,^a. »...u *-*. — a^Q ^^nou ana a nost m ■"- 

btrOng on aeienSe, game was a quiet one in that their steam early and could not ^^^^ players, the Rams cane 

there were no cards given out gain it back through the rest of pg^.^ ^ (jjgj, caliber of play. 

by the referee. The low-scoring 

lacking in offense 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

By Trish Harrington 

The men's and women's 
cross country teams both came 
away victors October 23 at the 
Crystal Springs course in 
Belmont. The two teams com- 
bined for 12 personal bests. 

School record 
The women were led by 
Honor Fetherston who deliv- 

team accruing the lowest point 
total is the winner. 

Along with Fetherston, City 
College was represented by 
Kelly Griffith (20:55), Taunika 
Ogans (21:41), Judy Ace (21:47), 
Elizabeth Villavicencio (21:48), 
Rossana Perez (21:55), Eileen 
Quan (22:32), and Ann Starck 

Unfortunately, Lisa Lopez 
was held out of the competition 

City College started a 3- 
match home stand on October 
14, hosting Los Medanos. 

The match was a rough and 
tumble affair with two yellow 
cards and a red card given out 
by the referee. Play was fairly 
even between the two teams. 
However, City College was un- 
able to find the back of the net. 

Dwight Coombs scored for 
Los Medanos 13 minutes into 
the game and Alphonso Ochoa 
scored with 4 minutes left in 
the match. The final score was 
Los Medanos 2, City College 0. 
Scoreless half 
In the next match against 
San Joaquin Delta on October 
16, City College held the other 
team to a scoreless first half. 
At 65 minutes into the match. 
City College scored on an own 
goal by San Joaquin. Three 

contest resulted in a 1-1 tie. 

Consumnes River College 
(CRC) was the last match of the 
home stand on October 23. 
CRC hit the field running and 
didn't stop until the final 
whistle. CRC's Peter Ochoa 
scored at 30 minutes into the 
match and again 8 minutes 
later. Six minutes after that 
Chris Williams scored, mak- 
ing the tally CRC 3. City Col- 
lege at the end of the first 

Coming out for the second 
half, City College immediately 
began putting pressure on CRC. 
They kept it up for the entire 
half, even causing CRC to 
change goalkeepers midway 
through the half. However, the 
score at the end of the first half 
ended up being the final score, 
Consumnes River College 3, 
City College 0. 

the games. 

"The Delta match we should 
have won. It was a beatable 
team," said Nagura. "We had 
a lot of problems. A lot of our 
hitters weren't hitting well. 

"The new players that we' 
gotten have boosted *>"''_«' 
level." said Nagura. "T» 
team is a very good team «» 
we're expecting a lot of them 

Coaches' Call 

Women's Track Coach Ken Grace is inviting City Collep 
students to become members of the most successful track an 
field program in Northern California. See Coach Grace m we 
North Gym if you are interested in joining the women 
track team. 

All students interested in competing on the men's *'"^'^'*i*y()| 
please contact Assistant Coach Doug Owyang in the bo" 


Women's cross country team prepares to hit the road. 

ered, as always, a strong per- 
formance- Her time of 18:17 
over three miles was the fastest 
ever by a City College athlete 
on the course. 

The women's team defeated 
Chabot College 15-50, and out- 
dueled College of San Mateo 26- 
33, Coach Ken Grace ex- 
plained the scoring saying 
"it's like golf in which the 

because of a sore knee. Coach 
Grace is looking forward to a 
meet with both Lopez and 
Fetherston competing. He feels 
they may spur each other to 
even better times. 

Men sweep 

The men's team also swept, 

defeating College of San Mateo 

15-42 and San Joaquin Delta 

20-37. The 5-man pack time 

was lowered to 1:03, a season 

Over the 4.1 mile course, the 
men were led by Rodney 
Gehman with a time of 23:03. 
Also running for City College 
were Lloyd Anderson (23:10), 
Raphael Amstutz (23:50), T.J. j -f V 
Murphy (24:04), David Sandles * 
(24:23), Eric Montalvo (25:02), 
and Wesley Wilbert (31:44). 
State finals? 

There is a strong possibility 
that both teams may qualify for 
the state championships in 
Fresno November 21. If they 
do it will be the first time City 
College has sent men's and 
women's teams to the state fi- 
nals in the same sport. 



Saturday, OcL 31. West Valley at CCSF, I;00 p.m- 
Saturday, Nov. 7, San Mateo at San Mateo, 1:00 p.nt- 

Soccer ^ 

Friday, Oct. 30, West Valley College at West Valley, 3:00 P» 
Tuesday, Nov. 3. College of Marin at CCSF, 3:00 p.m 

Friday, Nov. 6, Chabot at CCSF, 3:00 p.m. 

Monday, Nov. 9, Napa at CCSF, 3:00 p.m. ^ 

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Los Medanos at Los Medanos, 3:00 P> 

Men's and Women's Track and Field 
Friday. Oct. 30, Conference Tri-Meet in Stockton, 2.30 p"^ 
Saturday, Nov. 7. Nor-Cal Invitational, Belmont 


Women's Volleyball ana* 

Wednesday, Oct. 28, Diablo Valley College at CCSF, 7:00 P- 

Friday, Oct. 30, Chabot at Hayward, 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, Laney at Oakland, 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 6, San Jose at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 11. Alumni Match at CCSF. 7:00 ?-■»■ 

Taunika Ogans 

Vol. 114, No. 5 

City College of San Francisco 

Nov. 13-25, 1992 


By M.PJl.Howard 

Since the summer break, 
the district has been plagued 
with several unlawful en- 
tries of buildings and offices 
on several campuses. Var- 
ious district employees have 
confirmed incidents leading 
to the loss of equipment, such 
as a fax machine, a computer 
a printer, a small stereo, and 
some telephones. Some of the 
items were the property of the 
district, while others were the 
personal property of a stu- 
dent, and in at least one 
instance, the stolen equip- 
ment had been donated to a 


For the record, I want to 
correct a false impression 
that resulted from statements 
in my last column. It at- 
tributed to Sargent Kenneth 
Baccetti statements regard- 
ing a burglary in which I 
had inadvertently given the 
impression (mostly to his 
peers ) that he was the 
"OmcPr of Record" and 
that he was balking at taking 
the report. My discussion 
with Sgt. Baccetti was an ef- 
fort on his part to explain 
some of the frustration that 
officers may feel when it per- 
tains to stolen property. 
This was not intended as an 
indictment of the Sgt.'s effec- 
tiveness as a police officer. 

In an effort to comply with 
ihe request by Dean Darryl 
Cox, Walid Oaru, the student 
who nearly assaulted several 
students on RAMS plaza with 
his pickup on September 24, 
apologized to the Associate 
Student Council for his dan- 
gerous driving. The inci- 
dent involved the reckless 
endangerment and disre- 
gard he displayed by nearly 
striking several students, 
including some of the Sa- 
moan members of the football 
squad. However, he refused 
to take any responsibility for 
the fight that broke out im- 
mediately after the incident 
between Palestinian and Sa- 
moan students. 

The threat of a possible vio- 
lent tragedy may have been 
averted on election day by the 
sharp eye of a former student 
campus police officer and the 
quick action of two campus 
police officers who arrested a 
former student for carrying 
a concealed firearm on cam- 
pus. Student and Parking 
Aide Villa Gomez spotted the 
weapon when he pulled over 
a vehicle that the suspect had 
been driving onto Cloud 
Circle for not having a facil- 
ity sticker on the windshield. 
Upon spotting the "Taurus' 
9mm he immediately called 
for backup. Sargent Baccetti 
and OfTicer Michael Smela 
of the regular campus PD. 
responded instantly and took 
the suspect into custody 
without incident 

Congratulations to S. F. Po- 
lice Captain Anthony Ribera, 
a part-time instructor at City 
College, who was recently 
promoted to Chief of Police 
for San Francisco. Ribera 
nad the shortest command 
position of any captain in 
recent Mission Station his- 
tory. Until recently, he was 
a number cruncher for the 
department before being 
transferred to Mission Sta- 
tion when Captain John 
Newllen took on the position 
as the director of the recently 
created Parking Department. 
His tenure in a command 
position was short lived when 
San Francisco Mayor Frank 

See CIUME, page 6 

Leadership retreat 

In This Issue 

Guilt Money page 2 

Safety After Dark page 3 

Homeless Students.. 4 

Re-Entry Program page 4 

Rams Title Bound page 5 

Tracksters Do Well... .page 5 
Pride Day page 6 


President-elect Bill Clinton 

City College students euphoric 
over outcome of election 

Clinton's victory brings renewed hope 

By Gretchen Schubeck 

Excitement is in the air! 

With the election of Demo- 
crat Bill Clinton as U.S. Presi- 
dent comes a feeling that 
things may be looking up for 
many City College students. 

Clinton has brought a renew- 
ed sense of hope to many who 
have been apathetic in the past 
when it comes to politics. 

For a lot of students, this was 
the first time they voted since 
first becoming elipble to vote. 

In an attempt to interview a 
cross section of students that 
voted on November 3, The 
Guardsman tried to find a mix 
of Democrat, Republican and 
independent voters to get their 
reaction to the outcome of elec- 
tion day. 


When asked about the elec- 
tion results, Jeff Paris, 25, 
said, "This time I voted for the 
all the winners. I'm quite 
pleased, it was time for a 

"Change" was a resounding 
theme of the Clinton campaign 
that seemed to hit home with 
many City College students. 
Tatiana Makovkis, 21, said 
she "felt like partying for a 
week" when she learned that 
the Clinton/Gore ticket was 

Equally important to Makov- 
kis was the Boxer/Herschen- 
sohn race California's full- 
term Senate seat. She admits 
that she was "really scared 
about Bruce Herschensohn 
catching up" with Boxer. "He 
is an evil man." 

When asked how she sees 
her life affected by the Clinton 
win, Makovkis said she is 
"eager to see if he gets his 
student loan program going." 

Makovkis sees a direct cor- 
relation between the economy 
and the rise in crime and has 
high hopes for Clinton's ability 
to "fix the economy." Shaken 
by recent violent gang activity 
in her neighborhood, she be- 

Call for unity as A.S. constitution _ 
undergoes historic revisions % 

lieves that "hopelessness and 
unemployment" are some of 
the chief reasons that people 
turn to crime. 

Anne Roberts, 26, is "re- 
lieved" now that the election is 
over. She voted for Clinton 
based on the issues that he 
talked about during his cam- 
paign. "He's concerned about 
education, about welfare, about 
greater equality, and domestic 
problems," which were high on 
her list of priorities. 

Some students, however, were 
not completely thrilled with the 
choices offered to them in the 
presidential race. 

One such reluctant voter was 
Melinda Bulleit, 22. She voted 
Democrat even though she 
"didn't know if she really 
liked Clinton." However, she 
is pleased with the Clinton win 
because "everybody's excited 
and I think it's a change." 

Melinda hopes that this 
change is just the "shot-in-the- 
arm" that the country needs. 

The coupling of a Democratic 
president and a Democratic 
majority in the U.S. Congress 
is a concept that appeals to 
Decker McAllister, 24. "I ac- 
tually like the fact that Clinton 
won and there is actually a 
Congress that is the same party 
as the President. I think that 
quite a bit more can be accom- 
plished this way." 

Overall, the reaction to the 
General Election is positive, 
but many students are still 
cynical when it comes to big 

Yet, with the election of two 
women to the U.S. Senate from 
California and the defeat of 
Governor Pete Wilson's Pro- 
position 165, the general feel- 
ing among City College stu- 
dents is that things aren't 
perfect, but they could be worse. 

(Editor's Note: Republicans 
and Independents were very 
hard to find on the City College 
campus and, unfortunately. J 
was unable to contact any to get 
their reaction to the election re- 

By Jacquelyn A, Estrella 

An unprecedented Leader- 
ship Constitutional Retreat was 
launched in the peace and 
tranquility of Big Sur last 
weekend when nearly 50 
representatives from the seven 
campuses of City College cast 
their votes to amend the As- 
sociated Students' (A.S.) 21- 
year-old constitution. 

In a landmark unanimous 
vote, all GPA and Unit re- 
quirements were eliminated, 
allowing any student at any 
campus " credit or non-credit - 
to run for A.S. Council. Access 
was created for transfer stu- 
dents and incoming freshmen 
in yet another unanimous de- 

One Article of the constitu- 
tion denying students who had 
completed more than six se- 
mesters the right to sit on 
Council was amended, opening 
the doors for many ESL (Eng- 
lish As A Second Language) 
students to represent themsel- 

In order to create unity and 
maintain individual campus 
diversity, another unanimous 
decision decided that each 
campus will have its own A.S. 
Council and campus bylaws 
under one A.S. Constitution. 

it was also determined that 
an Executive Council would be 
created consisting of two repre- 
sentatives from each campus to 
be chosen in the General Elec- 
tion in December. Its purpose 
will be to facilitate the creation 
of individual A.S. Councils in 
order to address the unique 
needs of each campus. 

Vice presidents and presi- 
dents will now be allowed to 
serve for four semesters in- 
stead of two, but requirements 
will remain at a minimum 24 
units completed and a 2.0 GPA. 
Bold move 
Although California state 
law prohibits mandatory pub- 
lishing of the constitution in a 
language other than English, 
the forum strongly urged each 
campus to begin translation of 
t^e constitution to further stu- 
dent comprehension of the pro- 

A controversial amendment 
was passed stating that the ex- 
ecutive body, as well as sena- 
tors, will be re-elected every 
semester and can only serve 
four terms (semesters). All 
amendments will become ef- 
fective in the Spring semester. 
Student Trustee to the Com- 
munity College Board Leslie 
Dillon expressed her hope that 
students would become strong 
enough to make her position an 
elected one. The student trus- 
tee is currently selected by the 

Dillon advocated "student in- 

Urging "organization and 
unity," an enthusiastic Stacey 
Leyton, president of the United 
States Student Association 
(USSA), said students were 
able to create financial aid in 
the 60s, and in the TOs, educa- 
tion became viewed as a 
"right." By 1975, financial aid 
provided 80 percent of student 
funding for education, but to- 
day, financial aid consists of 
less than 50 percent of funding 
at a time when more students 
work, there are more student 
parents, and students are hav- 
ing to stay in school longer, 
added Leyton. 

"We're losing ground," she 

Leyton warned that, "it will 
be a challenge to keep the cam- 
puses happy with the structure 
because they will have to stay 
involved in order for it to 

See A.S. page 6 


From left to right: Guillermo Romero, Former President, AS 
Council/AIemeny Repreeentative; Edelma Solis, President A.S., 
Mission Campus; Rosalyn Cook, President, A.S. Downtown; 
Ernest Taylor, President A.S. South East; Paul Dunn, President 
A.S. Phelan; Tina Fan, President A.S. North Beach/Chinatown 

Disabled students 
voice concerns 

By Paul Jagdman 

The biggest challenge facing 
disabled students on campus is 
not the physical hardships, but 
the insensitive attitudes they 
confront each day. according to 
a panel of disabled students. 

The five students, who were 
part of a forum recently during 
Flex Day, attempted to raise 
campus awareness about the 
plight of physically disabled 

Ron Hideshima, a Japanese- 
American, Special Education 
m^or, who lost his sight in a 
car accident while visiting his 
parents in Japan, recounted the 
day when a City College in- 
structor, after telling him that 
there were no openings left in 
the class, added someone else 
to the class list. 

Another panelist, Sharon Ca- 
rew had to wait until she was 
26 before she was diagnosed as 
having dyslexia. No one ever 
really took enough time to find 
out what was wrong with her. 

Carew said she has had a lot 
of good experiences at City Col- 
lege, but that there are still 
problems concerning the atti- 
tudes that many people, includ- 
ing instructors, have concern- 
ing the disabled. She said dis- 
abled people "need to be treated 
with respect and dignity; we 
are not a bunch of stupid kids." 

The panelists recommended 
that instructors provide more 
encouragement to disabled stu- 
dents, that there should be 
braille numbers on the doors so 
that blind students can find 
their way around the campus 
easier, and that instructors 
should ask for volunteers to 
take notes for disabled students 
who can't. 

Hideshima suggested that a 
three dimensional map should 
be made so that blind students 
could have a "mental map" of 
the campus in their minds. 

The group's consensus was 
that although their experiences 
at City College have been pri- 
marily positive, there is still a 
long way to go before people 
with disabilities are viewed as 
full citizens who can succeed 
as well as those who are as 
Chancellor Evan Dobelle call- 
ed them, "temporarily abled." 

Big honors for 
Bailey King 

By Paul Jagdman 

City College student Bailey 
King, a one time Guards- 
man staff writer who often 
wrote about the lack of wheel- 
chair accessibility to college 
buildings, was presented 
with an IBM 1992 High Tech 
Center Student Achievement 
Award recently, at a student 
presentation on disability 

King, whose parents, mo- 
ther-in-law and wife were in 
attendance, accepted the a- 
ward saying that he wasn't 
"out to be anybody's hero" 
and that he considered him- 
self "an old farmer boy" who 
just wanted to get the job 

Paralyzed from the waist 
down from a car accident at 
age 23, King has since been 
confined to a wheel chair. 

But, through hard work, he 
has so far accomplished 
more than most people. This 
year he won the Olympic 
gold medal in the 30 meter 
air rifle competition and has 
won a total of nine medals 
during the last seven years. 
He has also been on the 
Dean's List every semester. 

The award given to him for 
his "extraordinary academic 
accomplishments and com- 
mitment to education" con- 
sisted of an IBM home com- 
puter system with color moni- 
tor, dragon dictate (a tool for 
voice recognition), a digiti- 
zer, a lazer printer and soft- 

Before he received this sys- 
tem. King had been continu- 
ally researching computer 
technology to accomodate his 
own needs. He had even de- 
veloped a system utilizing 
chopsticks so that he could do 
his class assignments. 

King wants to get A.A. de- 
grees in construction man- 
agement and real estate. His 
ultimate goal is to get a Real 
Estate Broker's License and 
Building Contractor's Licen- 

2/The Guardeman 

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By I. Booth Kelley 

Like most of America I spent the night of November 3rd 
glued to my television set, watching our future unfold to the 
cool tones of Sam "The Eagle" Donaldson. As I watched 
Ross Perot, before an audience of 100 million, slow dance 
with his wife, my phone rang. Annoyed at the intrusion, as I 
had been busily tearing my Clinton/Gore poster into little 
tiny pieces and throwing them out the window, I nonetheless 
reached for the reciever. It was none other than Ibrahim 
Mustafah, longtime friend and owner of one of the largest 
catering companies in Baghdad. 

"It's horrible," he began, "horrible. We were expecting a 
party of say, 500 thousand, but we never planned on this. 
Every effigy in stock was burnt hours ago. The "Lick Bush" 
mylar baloons have all been distributed, and I expect the 
strategic reserves of confetti to be gone within the hour. I'm 
completely cleaned out of the tiny egg rolls. There isn't a 
fresh bottle of champagne from here to Jerusalem, and I fear 
the worst. I've been on the phone all day with the Clinton 
transition team, and despite their pledge to airlift a load of 
extra-flammable American flags and more cocktail wee- 
nies, this crowd is getting uncontrolable. Who would've 

"I know, I know." I replied. "I've been paying off bets all 
night, and I myself am down to my last half-bottle of rum. 
Despite months of hoping and praying, I never thought it 
would really come to this. I've been voting every time for the 
past six elections, and this is the first one to come out right. I 
don't rightly know what to think. Have you called the 
Clinton liason in Moscow? They owe him a favor, maybe 
they can help." 

"No, no, they're all too smashed themselves to be of any 
use to me. My last hope is that his old draft-dodging buddies 
at Oxford will send some marijuana, anything to mellow 
this crowd out. Gotta run, Jane Fonda just arrived vfith a 
bunch of the Nuclear Freeze crowd and some of those Spotted 
Owl extremists. I've got to get these people some togas." 

I signed off, confident that the party was well underway. I 
slipped into reverie, and my callous and cynical political 
heart melted, just a little, just for a minute. This party has 
just begun. A new party- a new Democratic party, as the vic- 
tors would say. Just the beginning- I wonder how far it will 

I snapped back to reality as the President took the stage to 
make his concession speech. Oh, it was sweet, I don't know 
if it was worth waiting twelve years for, but it was sweet. 
Very gracious- the President intends to go into the 
Grandfather business. How nice. 

Well, I thought as I tipped back the last of the rum, this one 

is for the Bush grandchildren - may he not do to you what he 

■ has done to the country. No big worry, as it is still illegal to 

sell one's grandchildren to Japan. Mr. President, we stand 

I together on this day, united with an eye towards the future. 
Here are the diapers. The American people have given you a 
mandate for change. 

Guilt money: $398,000 

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10 more years 

Women's scourge 

By Jacquel3'n A. Estrella 

There is a new trend in gov- 
ernment: "Can't do the job? 
Hire a consultant!" 

Chancellor Evan S. Dobelle 
is proposing that the District 
spend $398,000 to hire an 
outside consulting firm to 
come in and do a "study" to 
tell them how to cut $7-$10 mil- 
lion from City's annual $108 
million budget. 

The Student Representative 
sits on that committee as an 
"advisory, non-voting" mem- 
ber, as outlined under AB1725 
"Shared Governance," which 
was passed in 1988. 

However, when they referred 
to shared governance, they 
mentioned faculty and admin- 
istrators only, so I'm 
"reporting" here to the students 
— whom they constantly 
"blame" for not participating. 
"Go figure!" 

Faculty members said they 
couldn't vote on this proposal 
without a breakdown of the fig- 
ures (which they had never 
been given). It was then pro- 

vided. Some faculty members 
suggested that maybe "one of 
us" could help, thus lowering 
the cost. They voted it down. 

The chancellor responded by 
saying he'd take it to the Board 
(of Trustees) and proceeded to 
demonstrate an infantile atti- 

My "student" opinion is this: 
if our administrators, who 
command salaries upwards of 
$100,000 cannot do the job, then 
let's save $398,000 and fire four 
of them. 

If. on the other hand, the 
problem is simply not wishing 
to take responsibility for the 
obvious actions necessary to 
cut the budget, then let's hire 
someone who can - and will -- 
instead of paying "guilt 
money" to a consultant! 

Students' taxes contribute 
$200 annually to support City 
College. Excercise your vote 
now by going to the BPC and 
the Board of Trustees meet- 
ings, as well as informing 
A.S. Council. Stop this "trend" 
and MAKE them be responsible 
before it's too late! 

By Larrisa Stevens 

AIDS, high blood pressure, 
and allergies are all illness 
that plague many men and 
women yearly. However, the 
main predator at this time, is 
breast cancer. 

After doing research on 
breast cancer, I have found that 
of the information had one 
thing in common. It was all 
written from a doctor's point of 
view. Doctor's who did not 
discuss any "emotional facts" 
about what the patient was go- 
ing through both psychologi- 
cally or emotionally. 

Because we have all read so 
many newspaper articales and 
watched so many talk shows 
we know what the profession- 
als are saying. Nothing! 
They give one statistic after the 
other. So I decided to take it 
upon myself to get the facts 
from actual breast cancer vic- 

Noreen, an primary school 
teacher of 20 years said, "This 
is as close to a kiss of death as 
you can get! I am not looking 
foward to having my breast 
taken away from me." 

Noreen has had cancer for 
two years and is suffering 
from depression. She explain- 
ed, "I have been through 
radiation and I have taken all 
kinds of medication, but there 
has not been a remedy created 
that could assist my mental 
and emotional anguish. I 
can't sleep and I can"t stay 
awake without the fear of re- 
mission in my heart, let alone 
the fear of losing my family 
and friends." 

Another victim is Deena who 
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only to find that, three years 
later, the cancer had spread 
and eventually had to have her 
right breast removed as well. 

Deena expressed her anger to 
me rather passionately, "I am 
so mad! All of my life I have 
been a fighter and now at this 
point in my life, I feel so de- 
feated. The pain that I feel, the 
insecurity that I am faced with 
is unbelieveable. As a single 
career woman, I feel so ne- 
glected by society. The igno- 
rance of my doctors only pro- 
longed my anguish; I felt they 
only wanted to get me in. cut 
them off and get me out!" 

The pain, the anguish, and 
the lack of trust for the doctors, 
show us that the victims of 
breast cancer are more than 
just statistics. If we have 
never experienced such pain 
and shock, than we can do 
nothing more than imagine it. 

Breast cancer has taken the 
lives of many productive and 
intelligent women across the 
nation, inflicting pain on the 
family and friends left behind. 
As women, we must become 
educated about the reality of 
something that is becoming an 
epidemic. After all, we are the 
ones who will suffer the pain. 

What is going on? If this 
were a male related issue, 
there would be funding coming 
out of every pocket everywhere. 
Since that is not the case, 
politicians and their supporters 
will do what they always do: 
ignore woman's issues and 
make our minds up for us. 

Women get it together! Let 
your public officals know that 
you exist! For now, find out 
about the "Killer"! Who 
knows, the next victim might 
be you! 

Dear Editor: 


to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

Thanks for running the 
story "Black Power?!?" The 
writer helped me to see the 
anger and blame that a lot of 
young black people have, 

I myself am a black woman 
and I really appreciated her 
story. I would love to read more 
stories from her from a "sis- 
tas" point of view. 

"Pamela Stores 

Dear Editor: 

The Parent's Advisory Board 
would like to thank everyone 
in the campus and community 
who contributed to the Campus 
Child Development Center's 
Halloween Party that helped to 
make it a triumphant success 
for the children! All came out 
in force and parent support was 
tremendous! Thank you very 

Special Thanks to the follow- 
ing: Department of Journal- 
ism. The Guardsman, Staff of 
Admissions & Records. Jackie 
Green, cluster dean for Parent 
Education, Rita Jones, dean of 
Library Services, Frances Lee, 
vice chancellor of Instruction, 
Allene Timar, vice chancellor 
of Student Services, Broadcast- 
ing Department, staff of Chan- 
cellor's Office, McDonalds, 
Ocean Avenue, Sue Quevedo, 
Re-entry Program, Parent Sup- 
port Group, and the parents and 
families of 53 children. 

We hope to see you at future 
events and welcome your con- 
tinued support. 

"Parents Advisory Comm. 
Child Development Center 

It is unfortunate that Neil 
Doran's article on Ross Perot 
sounds more like the opinion 
of a scorned lover than that of 
a real journalist- 
Must we chastise a man who 
returns to the Presidential 
campaign and calls his with- 
drawl a mistake? How many 
politicians courageously admit 
they have made mistakes? 
Does admitting to a mistake 
reveal self-center edn ess as Do- 
ran claims? I think not. 

Perot is called a quitter for 
leaving the race and egocen- 
tric for returning. How will 
this man ever receive fair 
treatment if extremely biased 
journalists like Doran con- 
tinue to condemn Perot's every 
move? Did millions of parti- 
san, non-partisan, and bi-par- 
tisan voters launch an inde- 
pendent presidential qualifica- 
tion drive just for fun? 

Given Perot's standing in 
present unofficial polls, it 
looks as if Perot will not win 
the Executive seat; however, 
one fact is certain. Perot has 
made this race one of the most 
memorable in history. He fo- 
cused on issues that affect us 

It may be another millen- 
nium before we see an Inde- 
pendent lead major party can- 
didates in public opinion polls, 
and by the time this letter is 
received, we will have chosen 
someone other than Perot to 
lead us for the next four years, 
but I would like to take the time 
to thank the man who electri- 
fied the public with frank, hon- 
est, and unbiased viewpoints 
and solutions. That man is 
Ross Perot. .,pa„i k. Chu 

By M.PJl.Howard 

November 11th marked not 
only a day of remembrance for 
those who had been in service 
to the country, but it was the 
10th anniversary of the open- 
ing of the Viet-Nam Memorial, 
a black chevron-shaped marble 
tribute to those that did not re- 
turn from that distant Asiatic 
land. It is also a memorial that 
invoked as much controversy 
as the war itself, a kind of 
Wailing Wall designed by a 
young Asian student to the 
more then 58,000 men and 
women that did not come home. 
From the Veteran Adminis- 
tration's inaction to assist the 
returning war- weary soldiers 
or sailors, to a nation's unwill- 
ingness to press for a full ac- 
counting of the Prisoners of 
War and Missing in Action, to 
the popular fictional portrayal 
of those who served as nothing 
more than drug crazed killers, 
the United States has used the 
Viet-Nam veterans, living or 
dead, maimed or forever al- 
tered by the trauma of war, as 
a pisstube to keep from accept- 
ing its own responsibility for 
those who died. 

Senator Bob Kerry's hear- 
ings in Washington D.C. on 
the MIA's (Missing in Action) 
has lanced open a sore that has 
yet to be cleansed. Testimony 
reflected not only the govern- 
ment, but the whole country's 
eagerness to forget both the 
war, as well as the warrior. 

Yet, when it has been politi- 
cally expedient to resurrect the 
lifeless body of the Viet-Nam 
dead in order to invoke some 
vague notion of patriotism or to 
piss on the guilt it refused to 
shoulder, veterans were al- 
ways an easy target. 

A statement once made by 
some unknown WWII soldier 
went something like this: 
"Aside from death or being 
maimed, there is no greater 
fear of the grunt than when all 
is said and done, and he is try- 
ing to put his life back together, 
that his sacrifices were for 

It was not until the mid-80's 
that the V.A. fully began to rec- 
ognize that the emotional pain 
veterans were experiencing 
was, in part, a normal reaction 
to the trama of war and, in 
part, to the nation's inability to 
hsten to that same pain. It took 
an act of Congress before the 
V.A. began to even research the 
extent of the problems of veter- 

The study, that came at the 
insistence of then U.S.Senator 
Alan Cranston from Califor- 

nia, suggested that ofthow) 
million personel in unifi 
during the Viet-Nam yL 
more then one-fourth 8u£ja 
from some form of Post -'Jwi 
matic Stress Disorder I ca 
adversely affected their k 
That same study (known aii, th 
National Viet-Nam Veten: lii 
Readjustment Study) shov. hi 
that Latino Viet-Nam veten ''t 
suffered the greatest miM^Ji) 
of P.T.S.D. at more than ^j| 
cent, with African Americj^v 
the figure was about 21 pen^ j 
and Caucasian around 13 „ „' 
cent. ^ f 

In California, a study ofj 
homeless in the state madei *" 
veral years ago found 59 j, ^ 
cent of the homeless if J 
veterans of all wars wiUi ot -,1 
than half of that amount lia =, 
from the Viet-Nam War ala gc 
Another study made in thej 
70's found that some 75 pa 
of those incarcerated were' 
Nam Veterans. 

Since 1991, homeless shelii 
and soup kitchens have bs^ 
reportedly seeing receat" 
discharged veterans from t J* 
Gulf War needing assistaui '^ 
During the Gulf War, Pre f' 
dent George Bush, invob Jj 
the failed policy of Viet-Nc "^ 
stated that America has en " 
cised the specter of thatwBr.j " 
while during the past t« ^ 
paign for reelection, again' 
awoke the specter of the war; ® 
accusing President-Elect I P 
Clinton of something just si; *" 
of treason because he did: " 
enter the military. ^ 

Bush is of the X/as« 0^4' 
that same generation ofvUj, 
ans that involved us in c- 
Southeast Asian Penin 
when they were unable to 
beyond their own fears of 
time, yet they shunned us 
we came home. They att«i 
to bar us from their veteran 
ganizations. They believed 
every operation was a 
Lai and we lost tfie 
They discounted both our 
fice and our service. 

As we quickly approach u 
20th anniversary of the etA 
the American involvemenl 
Viet-Nam, the time has k 
for us to take our place al 
table of the greater eomm 
of man. 

To quote a group of Put 
Rican Viet-Nam veterans 
were successful in their 
crimination lawsuit ag! 
the V.A.: " Respect for tie^ 
erans. We refuse to contino 
be the scapegoats for the An 
can society . Que la ju»I 
prevalezca/So that justice 1 
vails." __ 

Campus Query 

Photos & Story by Carol Hudson 

"What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to yo" 
something you did? 


34, Art 

"A prank I used to do in ju- 
nior high was to put a mirror 
on my shoe and while I was 
talking to a girl, I would po- 
sition my shoe below her 

Adam Kattenhom 
21, Film 

"My brother gave me some 
Castor Oil to drink and said 
it was a soda drink. I had to 
get my stomach pumped out. 
One never forgets a prank 
like that for the rest of his 

Tamara Kildoff 
30. Undecided 

"My twin sister and I went to 
a party. After I left, the party 
was apparently raided. I was 
driving along and was pull- 
ed over for speeding. The of- 
ficer looked at me once then 
again and asked if he'd seen 
me earlier that night. I said 
no, then he muttered some- 
ting about my having a twin 

Kov. 12-25, 1992 \ 

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The Guardsman/3 

:s PEC I A ii:iiiiiiii|iii;iii; 

HOW g]ypf^^jg(>;j^Y(^^ 

Have you ever strolled across 
smpus and felt uncomfortable 
fflllting through an area be- 
ause of poor lighting? 
You've probably noticed that 
[iTOUghout the Phelan campus, 
ghts are burnt out, fixtures 
ave been destroyed, flood 
ights are being strangled by 
he foliage. 

As part of the "Crime Wat- 
h" series, The Guardsman 
id a informal survey last 
Ipring of the campus to 
letermine the extent of the 
Toblem. A total of more the 100 
utside lights were found not to 
,e working, while some 30 fig- 
ures were damaged, destroyed 
r missing. The Guardsman 
urvey also identified that in 
ome two dozen locations light- 
ng was either so poor as to 
ireed a possible hazard or non- 

Second survey 

A second survey performed 
n September revealed that 
vhile Buildings and Grounds 
lad made some headway in 
arrecting the problem, it still 
lad a long way to go. James 
ieenan, head of the depart- 
nent, said "the lights were 
uade operational during the 
summer break, 

Yet, Vester Flanngan, Keen- 
an's assistant, expressed sur- 
prise when photographs, some 
ivith exposures as long as 10 
minutes, showed visually the 
jxtent of the problem. 

Since then, a repair team has 
tried to locate and fix as many 
lights as they could. Yet. on the 

BY M.P.R.Howard 

Photo Editor 

South door to courtyard in the Visual Arts Building, 


evening of November 8, 100 
lights were still found to be 

Small mushroom shaped 
lights along many of the 
walkways around campus are 

so incrusted with what ini- 
tially appears to be mildew as 
to make those that are working 
totally ineffective. Malfunc- 
tioning fiood lights, such as the 
ones on the northeast corner of 




the Student Union Building 
that go off and on or the one at 
the north end of the North Gym 
that is so dim ifs a waste of 
electricity to it turn on, can be 
a hazard to pedestrians who 
may not be able to be seen by 
an oncoming motor vehicle. 
Parking area 

The lack of overlapping field 
lights, coupled with the impe- 
dence of foliage, has left many 
sections of the parking lots 
with zones of darkness that 
could leave students, facility, 
or staff vulnerable to possibile 
assaults or robbery. 

Lighting around the area of 
the gyms, football-track field, 
and the soccer practice field 
next to the Ocean Ave parking 
lot has the worst illumination 
on campus, making transit 
through that area precarious at 
best. Inadequate lighting at the 
east doors to both gyms, coupled 
with the lack of a pedestrian 
walkway, leaves those using 
the doors vulnerable to cars 
moving along the narrow road- 
way. This is further aggra- 
vated by the fact that a flood 
light at the top of the southeast 
comer of the South Gym has 

been out of service for better 
part of the year. 

Furthermore, doors on the 
west side of the South Gym 
have no lights at all. Along the 
well worn trail on the east side 
of the soccer practice field, 
minima] light that may spill 
in from the parking lots or 
Ocean Ave is ail that is avail- 
able. An attacker could hid in 
the treeline and not be visible 
to anyone using that path until 
it is too late. 

Campus trail 

Also, because this is not reg- 
ular trail, irregularities in the 
ground could easily cause in- 
jury when someone is unable 
to see a hole or other hazard. 
Joggers using the track in the 
evening must contend with 
only what light spills from 
Cloud Circle. Those utilizing 
the trail have sections were the 
lights are not particularly ef- 

Even the venerable Science 
Building is both a hazard and 
safety concern with its burnt 
out or missing lights. At both 
ends of the west side walkway 
the lack of overlapping field 
lights leave the stairs in a per- 

petual state of darkness, with 
the walkway itself only catch- 
ing what ever the amount of 
light that spills from those 
functional street lights along 
the Science Ramp roadway. 

The main west side door, as 
well as the two doors at North 
Loading Dock and the South- 
west Entrance, each have, 
lights out and fixtures miss- 
ing. With two of the three en- 
trances on the east side of the 
building out and both court 
yards in darkness, this build- 
ing's external lighting is sec- 
ond only to the gyms in prob- 
lems . 

All this shows is a need for 
constant vigilance. The college 
needs to maintain the external 
lighting and establishing new 
lighting where needed. Stu- 
dents, faculty and staff should 
report when lights are burnt out 
or when fixtures are damaged 
or destroyed. Insufficient light- 
ing may save the district 
money in the short run, but, it 
can cost plenty more if the 
result is the death or injury of 
someone while on campus 
propert^f . 

Eabt door of the South Gym. 

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Beware of poorly lighted areas 

The following is a list of 
some of the major locations 
around the Phelan Campus 
Lhat were not mentioned in 
the story, that as of November 
3 th, have non-functional, 
damaged or destroyed or in- 
adequate lighting. 

■ All, but one of the external 
incandescent lights on the to 
the Health Center and the 
four ajoining bungalows not 
working . 

- Several of the fluorescent 
fixtures on top of the Arts Ex- 
tension Building not work- 
ing , 

- Northwest corner of the 
Little Theater flood light 
missing . 

■ Both light fixtures on 

stands between the Little 

i Theater and the gate on the 

north side of the Arts Build- 
ing . 

- Outside of both east doors of 
the Arts Building one fixture 
is out, while the other is 

-Outside of the south doors of 
the court yard of Visual Arts 
Building, one fixture in the 
parapet was out, also insuffi- 
cient lighting of walkway 
from the door to Cloud Circle. 
"Rear door of the Photo De- 
partment's loading dock 
light out . 

-Batmale Hall has several 
lights out or missing at both 
the west and east doors on the 
third and second level. The 
lower five sets of the external 
stairs at the southeast corner 
of the building are in almost 
total darkness due to the lack 
of overlapping fields of light. 

"Access road behind Child 
Care Center east end insuffi- 
cient lighting. 
-The flood overlooking the 
south end of the 300 series of 
bungalows behind Batmale 
coupled with the incandes- 
cent lights of the bungalows 
not being on and the obstruc- 
tion of the other floods by the 
foliage creates areas of deep 
shadows . 

-The parking lots of D, J, not 
having overlapping fields of 
light or as in the case of the 
flood lights behind Staler 
Wing at H, and below the 
same building at D lots fo- 
liage has made the lights 
almost ineffective and creat- 
ing areas potential for prob- 

-West side of Conlin Hall 
NO lighting in the treeline. 

Flood lights in the 300 series Bungalows both not working and obstructed by foliage 


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I K A I 1 R i: s 

Activist spirit still flickers in 
the heart n' soul of Don Ortez 

By M. Gonzdlez-Mdrquez 

As Don Ortez, chair of the 
Latin American Studies De- 
partment, walks down the hall 
into his office, there is de- 
finitely attitude in his stride. 
Not exactly the kind that drips 
off of young gang members in 
the Mission. No, there's too 
much self-assurance for that. 

Still, something in that stride 
says that he's survived the 
streets -- and a lot more. 

Ortez was born January 5, 
1941 in San Francisco to an 
Irish mother and a Puerto-Ri- 
can father. He was raised in 
what was to become the Latino 
Mission District at a time 
when Mexican was a bad word. 
Survival meant learning the 

Ortez attended a gang-infest- 
ed high school and tells of the 
hearty welcome he received. "I 
got beat up the first day." 

After he graduated, he work- 
ed various odd-jobs and be- 
came involved in the drug cul- 
ture. Ortez enlisted in the mil- 
itary to escape. 

"Serving in the military was 
the best thing that happened to 
me at the time. It gave me a 
clear understanding of the 
value of team work," said 
Ortez. "You learn how to follow 
instructions. Some people 
would say that it treats you like 
a dog, but after all that's the 
society we live in." 

After serving in Southeast 
Asia, Ortez returned to the 
states and married. He moved 
to a little company town that 

Don Ortez 


was run like an hacienda, 
"where everything was run by 
the company, even the union." 


When Ortez began to orga- 
nize people, he was blacklisted 
and eventually had no choice 
but to return to The City. 

Once back, working as man- 
ager at a record store, Ortez' 
boss told him that he could give 
him business training, but not 
an education. "I was told to go 
back to school and then come 

"I didn't know the difference 
between City and S.F. SUte at 
the time," said Ortez. "When I 
enrolled at City. I found many 

He went back to school at a 
time when "minorities" were 
expected to be plumbers and 


"There were no programs to 
help you go back to school," 
said Ortez. "The counseling 
was terrible. The counselors I 
encountered were mostly all 
these old white men with about 
a thousand students each. They 
expected me to know things 
that were not in my vocabu- 

He added: "I storied making 
my own way. In the process I 
met teachers and administra- 
tors who helped me. Then I 
started doing advocacy for 
other people. We eventually 
formed La Raza Unida Club 
and became one of the most 
powerful organizations on 

"We started cutting the bud- 
get, regulating where student 
funds went. The 'money raised 
by A.S. was going to cheer- 
leader outfits and jockstraps." 

According to Ortez, the club 
formed a coalition with the 
Arabs, the Chinese and the 
African-Americans. "We were 
pretty angry at the lack of ser- 
vices. So, we started funding a 
tutorial program. We joined 
with the financial aid people to 
get more funds." 

None of this came easily. 

"At first we tried talking to 
administration, but they kept 
putting us off. So we applied 
pressure tactics," said Ortez. 
"We'd get three to four hun- 
dred people from campus, the 
Mission community and S.F. 
State and stage a march. We'd 
See ORTEZ, page 6 

Homeless students juggle classes; 
education not taken for granted 

(Editor's Note: This is the first 
installment in a continuing ser- 
ies. Next focus - City College.) 

By Jeff Schnaufer 
Special Correspondent 
College Press Service 

When John boards the bus 
after a long day of classes, he 
often falls asleep, not bothering 
to tell the driver to awaken 
him at the stop near his home. 
It's not because he doesn't care 
about getting home; it's because 
he doesn't have one. 

John's situation is not an iso- 
lated case. Across the country, 
a growing number of college 
students are finding them- 
selves in the ranks of the 
homeless, forced to juggle their 
dreams of success with the re- 
ality of survival. 

"You have to go slow," said 
John, an auto mechanics stu- 
dent in his mid-30's at Santa 
Monica Community College in 
Southern California. John, 
who holds a part time job at the 
college, doesn't want his real 
name used because he doesn't 
want people to know he's home- 

"Sometimes I sleep on the 
bus, taking the bus all the way 
into downtown Los Angeles 
and come back in time for 
classes in the morning. Some- 
times I live in a motel for ft 
week when 1 get paid. Some- 
times I live in the streets. 
Sometimes I stay with a friend 
if he has a car." 

Although there is no ofticial 
number of homeless students 
in the United States, estimates 
of the total homeless population 
range from a conservative 
figure of 500.000 to 3 million, 
according to advocacy groups. 

Even with such a large num- 
ber of students needing so 
much, only a few colleges have 
addressed the problem directly. 
One of the largests efforts 
has taken place in Florida, 
where the state legislature 
passed an amendment earlier 
this year that exempts home- 
less students from paying la- 
boratory and instructional fees 
at state-supported community 
colleges and universities. 

Efforts to help the homeless 
are also taking place in Mas- 
sachusetts. Last month, Suf- 
folk University in Boston a- 
warded a homeless man with a 

four-year scholarship. Kevin 
Davis, 31, began studying fi- 
nance this fall under the pri- 
vate university's yearly Home- 
less Student Scholarship Pro- 

"I always wanted to go to col- 
lege and now I can," Davis 
said in a statement. "I have a 
wonderful opportunity to build 
a new future." 

Helping hand 
Students are also pitching in 
to help other students. At Mi- 
chigan State University in 
East Lansing, students have 
joined with a local philan- 
thropist to open a food bank for 
students who may live off 
campus and who are having 
financial problems, including 
any homeless students. To en- 
courage participation, 20 per- 
cent discounts at the bookstore 
are being offered to donors, 
while recipients can receive 
food without having to prove 
their need. 

Despite these efforts to help 
homeless students stay in 
school, rising tuition, cost-of- 
living increases and contin- 
ued low wages are forcing 
more students to choose be- 
tween attending classes and 
having a place to call home. 

For example, John is on his 
third venture as a homeless 
student since moving to Cali- 
fornia from New York. He 
became homeless each time 
because he could not afford to 
pay for housing. 

"I had found a two-bedroom 
apartment with a South Afri- 
can student. He rented me a 
room for $280 and we split 
utilities," recalled John, who 
holds odd jobs and receives fi- 
nancial aid. "When the stu- 
dent finished the four years at 
UCLA, he was supposed to 
leave the country. I didn't 
have enough money to keep 
paying the rent." 

With only $400 a month in 
income from a part-time job 
and financial aid. John said 
he has just enough to pay for 
food and bills, such as storage 
for his belongings, a student 
bus pass and, ironically, a 
Visa credit card obtained at a 
student rate. 

Colleges respond 
The inability to pay for hous- 
ing is so serious that some col- 
lege officials are opening the 
doors to their homes and of- 
fices to keep students in school. 

"The economy is stressing 
them," Young said. "I had a 
student body president who 
slept in the student body office 
for a month because he 
couldn't pay rent. We've let 
them take showers in the gym 
and sleep in the gym and the 
locker room. I've got people on 
my staff who will take people 
home with them." 

One student decided he would 
rather go homeless than sacri- 
fice a quality education. 

Charles Kirby. 25, decided to 
live in his van when he en- 
rolled at California State 
University, Northridge. After 
working for two years as a 
waiter, Kirby did not want to 
see his savings wasted on high 
rents, which can run as much 
as $500 per month, even shar- 
ing a small apartment. 

Working to pay this kind of 
rent would interfere too much 
with his grades, said Kirby, 
who lives off his savings and 
does not work. "I consider be- 
ing a student a full time job. I 
want to get the A"s to go to 
graduate school," said Kirby, 
an English major. "I'm a ser- 
ious student. I'm not just some 
hippie in a van." 

"Why should I spend money 
on housing when I don't know 
what tuition is going to be next 
year? I want to be prepared," 
Added Kirby, pointing out that 
CSUN's fees were raised 40 
percent this year due to a Cali- 
fornia budget crisis. 

Personal costs 

But Kirby's decision to be 
homeless has had a cost, even 
if it is not rent. It's nearly 
impossible to lead a normal 
life, he says. He must photo- 
copy textbooks to save money, 
eat only fruits, vegetables and 
other perishable foods because 
he has no cooking facilities, 
keep his van away from 
campus police and sneak into 
the gym to shower. He also 
gets lonely. 

"I can't give any woman my 
phone number," Kirby said. 

For some homeless people, 
however, college may be the 
last chance for a normal life. 

"The two places I have lived, 
I found through school. In 
school, I found some kind of 
income," said John, who 
dreams of opening an auto 
shop one day. "If it weren't for 
school, I'd be on the street. I 
found people who cared." 

Re-entry students often time find the college information desk very helpful. 


CCSF Re-entry program help 
students deal with college lif 

By Eric Stromme 

Like a beacon of light pene- 
trating a foggy night, the San 
Francisco City College Re-en- 
try Program directs wayward 
souls in the right direction. 

The Re-entry program is a 
free service available to pros- 
pective students interested or 
already enrolled in college 
and who would like assistance 
in becoming more successful. 

"The typical re-entry partici- 
pants are females around their 
mid-forties who have just en- 
countered some sort of life 
transition," said Ronnie 
Owens, Re-entry Center coordi- 
nator. "But the programs are 
open to all City College stu- 
dents in need of counseling." 

The center provides services 
to over 2,000 students each 
year, who participate in work- 
shops, support groups and aca- 
demic and personal counsel- 

A variety of workshops are 
held that provide information 
and support to students seeking 
to realize their potential. 

Up coming workshops in- 
clude the "LifeAVork Plann- 
ing" group, designed to give 
students a comprehensive over- 
view of the career planning 
process through personality 
tests and personal counseling. 
This workshop will be facil- 
itated by Rob Clem, an intern 

from San Francisco State Uni- 
versity, who is currently fin- 
ishing up his last year of gra- 
duate studies in the Counseling 

The "Life/Work Planning" 
workshops meet Wednesday, 
November 4 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m., and both Wednesdays the 
4th and 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 

A new program being offered 
this year by the Re-entry Pro- 
gram is the "Parent Support 
Group" (PSG). 

According to Sue Quevedo, 
the Re-entry programs peer ad- 
visor, "The objective of the 
parent support group is to share 
information on parenting 
skills with the help of guest 
speakers and films." 

Quevedo will hold the first 
PSG meeting on Tuesday, No- 
vember 3rd. 

There will also be a "Dis- 
ability Awareness" workshop 
held in the Re-entry center on 
Thursday the 12th from 12-1 

"Women and Men in Tran- 
sition" is another support group 
offered by the Re-entry pro- 
gram tries help students cope 
with transitionary periods of 
their life through group dis- 
cussion and individualized 

Both Owens and Clem are 
available for individual coun- 
seling by appointment. All of 

the groups and workshops h 
a limited number of pan 
pants, sign ups are being ti 
now for future meetings 
press time, several of the ( 
ceding workshop sched: 
were unavailable, so call \ 
3297 for the next meetings. 

Focus I 

The overall focus of the' 
entry center is to provide i 
laxed, positive atmosphen 
students who need assitans 
coping with all aspects of: 
lege life. 

"We come up with alter. 
ways of coping, people t- 
their problems here to usi 
their group, and they k 
with an alternative to li 
problems," said Owens. 

The Re-entry Center in 
to any and all suggestions, 
is always looking to fom 
and more diverse groups. 
workshops, said Owens. 

Currently, Owens is loci 
for students to form fi t 
group, who would deal ' 
sexual harrassment, howU 
port it and how to detenw 
you are being harrassed. 

The Re-entry Center hw 
cently moved to Smith & 
Room 106 and it is ft 
Monday through Fridaj ' 
tween 9 a.m, and 7 p.m. 

For more information ooi 
coming workshops, call Yt 
try at 239-3297. 

The solitude of love. 


student/faculty romantic relationships raise 
questions on lack of written college policy 

By Alene Whitley 


Romantic relationships be- 
tween teachers and students at 
City College are discouraged 
by officials, but no written pol- 
icy banning these relation- 
ships currently exists. 

In the CaUfornia Code of Re- 
gulations, also known as 
"Title Five," a policy forbid- 
ding sexual harassment of stu- 
dents by teachers is present. 
And yet, there is no specific 
policy concerning consensual 
relationships between teachers 
and students. 

Because of the stigma attach- 
ed to sexual harassment, how- 
ever, few cases are ever re- 
ported making it difficult to 
distinguish the extent of the 


Last March, Humboldt State 

University became the first 
college in California and one 
of the few in the country to 
implement a ban restricting 
any sexual relations between 
professors and students. 

The policy was imposed 
shortly after Social Work stu- 
dents. Faith Cathhart and Mi- 
chele Eggers, filed complaints 
of sexual harrassment against 
their professor, Edwin Gonza- 
les-Satin, who allegedly broke 
the line between friendship 
and unsolicited sexual advan- 

CCSF Policy 

When school officials were 
asked about the absence of a 
written policy on student and 
teacher relationships at City 
College, they generally felt that 
although student/teacher rela- 
tionships are not encouraged, 
they should not be prohibited. 

Officials point out that i 
students are adults cap*" 
making their own d*"' 
concerning their love liv» 

Last year, severa « 
students filed complain^ 
Sexual harrassment ag"' 
Broadcasting Depaftm"'! 
culty member that evenj| 
led to his resignation- 
of their allegations ar« 
withheld because of po^si 

igation, said Affirmative 
ion Officer Gary Tom- 

When asked ^orit^fl 
ions to the absence ot a r 
many students quesUO"**' 
College's motives. 

One student, Jil'n 
said, "It must have b«^ 
out (of the caulog) t" , 
son. What's the rea^ 
this an act of the adni.^. 
tion to prevent compw" 


jjov. 13-26. 1992 

The Guardsman/S 


By Mark Schmitz 

Well fellow students, we're 
half-way through the sem- 
eBter and you know what that 
taeans: midterm grades, 
ffh^le your midterm grades 
don't necessarily reflect 
what your final grade will be 
they are a good indication 
(how many teachers have you 
beard say that?). 

What's true in school is 
true in football. You gotta do 
your homework if you want a 
passing grade on Sunday. 
After nine quizzes, the Ni- 
ners are at the head of the 
class having passed seven. 
They'll need to improve if 
they're to ace the NFC Cham- 
pionship game and then 
score big in the SAT's of 
football, the Super Bowl. 
Here is the breakdown of how 
the Niners graded out at each 
position (does not include 
conduct or attendance). 

Quarterback: Grade A+ 

Steve Young has been just 
phenomenal. He's accounted 
for 14 TD's (11 passing. 3 
rushing) and found time to 
rush for 300 plus yards which 
is good for second on the 
team. Needless to say he 
drives defensive coordina- 
lors up the wall. Soon a quar- 
terback coming off IR by the 
name of Joe Montana will 
join the equation. Any of you 
still remember this guy? 

Running Back: Grade B+ 

Ricky Watters will be a 
rookie Pro Bowler. Utilizing 
Soul Trainesque moves has 
made Watters a slippery guy, 
almost in a class with Bill 
Clinton. Fullback Tom 
Rathman doesn't run much 
because he's too busy catch- 
ing passes and putting guys 
on IR with his crunching 

Wide Receiver: Grade B 

Jerry Rice is having his 
usual big year and will soon 
catch and then pass Steve 
Largent for most touchdowns 
in a career. Once J.T. (John 
Taylor) gets back the Niners 
will scare opponents verti- 
cally as well as horizontally. 
Mike Sherrard has quietly 
had a great year with 439 
yards to this point. 

Tight &Dd: Grade B 

That creature known as the 
two-headed tight end of last 
year has been slain and now 
it is pretty much the Brent 
Jones Show. He's getting 
good ratings thanks to 311 
yards. The critics approve of 
his blocking too. 

Offensive Line: Grade A 

Once a trouble spot, but no 
more. This is perhaps the 
Niners best line ever. Prom 
tackle to tackle solid if not 

spectacular. Opponents have 
but ten sacks and holes have 
been abundant for Watters 
and Co. Look for Guy Mc- 
Intyre and Harris Barton to 
wind up sun-tanning their 
huge tushies in Honolulu 
come February. 

Defensive Line: Grade C+ 

The D-line has been fairly 
good against the run, but they 
seem to be pass-rushing with 
a ball and chain around 
their legs. Hopefully veteran 
Jacob Green, free-agent pick- 
up formerly of the Seattle 
Seahawks, can dismantle a 
few QB's. Pierce Holt has 
been quietly effective. 

Linebackers: Grade B 

Look up the word "mean- 
ingless" in the dictionary 
and there will probably be a 
picture of Tim Harris sack- 
ing the quarterback. His 8 
1/2 sacks look nice on paper, 
but have had no effect on the 
outcome of games. Hopefully 
"Mr. Six-Shooter" won't shoot 
blanks in the second half. 
Bill Romanowski hasn't 
been heard from. That's 
good. It means he's doing 
his job. Mike Walter is 
steady, steady, steady. 

Secondary: Grade C- 

It's easy to dump on the 
young secondary, so I won't. 
The lack of a pass rush has 
hurt what can be called im- 
proved play. Dana Hall con- 
tinues to grow as a DB, 
though he does drop some 
rather easy ones at times. 
Eric Davis has been very in- 
consistent. Don Griffin is the 
glue. The secondary needs 
someone to step forward 
(Thane Gash, is that you?). 
Ronnie, we miss you so. 

Kickers: Grade C 

Klaus Wilmsmeyer is. av- 
eraging 37.7 a kick. My 80- 
year-old grandma could do 
better. Mike Gofer is sud- 
denly in good graces follow- 
ing a turnaround. I'm still 
going to bite my nails when 
he kicks with the game on 
the line though. 

Coach: Grade B^- 

Coach George Seifert has 
done a great job with a team 
in transition following vari- 
ous coaching departures. If 
he would only smile once in 
a blue moon he could cop 
Coach of the Year honors. 

Team: Grade B 

If the 49er3 make it to the 
promised land it will be 
thanks to the unstoppable of- 
fense (Phoenix was a fluke). 
It seems that outscoring the 
opponent is the only hope 
considering teams will test 
the well-chronicled chink in 
the Niners armor, the sec- 

GGC Championship beckons 

Domination is the name of the game 

By Douff Meek 

The City College Rams foot- 
ball team dominated College of 
San Mateo (CSM) 34-14 on 
November 7 opening the way 
for a Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC) championship title. 

Bulldog cheerleaders. City 
College retained its No. 2 state 
community college ranking by 
manhandling the Bulldogs. 
Peoples excels 
The City College defense 
held a usually potent Bulldog 
offense to just 37 yards rushing 


The defense stared down the oppoaition. 
In a conference matchup at and 220 total yards. Sophomore 
San Mateo, the Rams con- defensive back Sam Peoples 
trolled every aspect of the game received the tough assignment 
except the halftime show which of covering CSM standout re- 
they gladly conceded to the ceiver Jermaine Hollie and 

Loss of a legend: 
A tribute to Red 

By M.P.R. Howard 

The voice of the old "Brook- 
lyn Bums" is forever silenced. 

Red Barber, sportscaster for 
the old Brooklyn Dodgers base- 
ball club from 1939-1953, died 
on October 22. He was 84. 


Red Barber 

Barber, who broke into broad- 
casting in 1934 with the Cin- 
cinnati Reds before moving to 
New York in 1939, became a 
pioneer in the emerging young 
sportscasting field. The "01' 
Redhead," as he often referred 
to himself, was unmatched in 
his ability to describe the act- 
ion on the field. 

Despite his Southern roots, 
the working class borough 

neighborhoods of Brooklyn ac- 
cepted him, with his down- 
home phrases, as one of their 
own. But he was also known 
outside of New York via the 
AM radio band when the wea- 
ther was just right. 

His ability to weave a drama 
over the air was helped in part 
by his vast vocabulary eind use 
of metaphors. "F.O.B." stood 
for bases "full of Brooklyn." 
"Tearing up the pea patch" 
meant runs being knocked 

Highlights of Red's career 
would have to include the first 
radio broadcast of a night 
game in 1935 and the first tele- 
vision broadcast of a major 
league game while with the 
Dodgers. He was on hand for 
the breaking of the color bar- 
rier in 1947 with the introduc- 
tion of Jackie Robinson into 
the majors and he called the 
fifth game upset of the World 
Series between the two New 
York rivals that same year. 

Baseball returned Barber's 
contributions to the new and 
growing field by inducting 
him into the Baseball Hall of 
Fame as one of its first sports- 

For the last 10 years Barber 
was heard on National Public 
Radio doing a running sports 
commentary. Listeners were 
charmed every Friday morn- 
ing by his wit and sense of his- 
tory. Barber introduced a new 
generation of fans to the grand 
old game via the broadcasts 
from his home in Tallahassee, 

answered the call with glue- 
like coverage, batting away 
two balls in the end zone. 

The Ham offense led by 
freshman quarterback Eric 
Gray, returning from a one 
game leave of absence, com- 
piled 519 total yards. Gray, the 
state's individual offense 
leader, was hampered by an 
ankle injury which sidelined 
him for CCSF'e Halloween 
drubbing of West Valley Col- 
lege. The usually mobile Gray 
carried the ball only 12 times 
for just 14 yards but was still 
able to pass for three touch- 
downs and over 200 yards. 

Freshman running back 
Daymen Carter led the Ram 
ground attack while scoring 
the game's first two touch- 
downs in the first quarter. 
Carter carried the ball 24 times 
for a career high 280 yards. 
City College's offensive line 
provided holes allowing Carter 
to turn a football game into a 
track meet. 

Carter made his presence 
known early, turning a short 
yardage carry into a 52 yard 
touchdown just :50 after the 
opening kickoff. On City Col- 
lege's next possesion the Rams 
drove deep into Bulldog ter- 
ritory and Carter punched the 
ball into the end zone for a six 
yard score. 

Hundon spins to TD 

With 3:45 left in the opening 
quarter on a second down and 
11 from the Bulldog 35 yard 
line. Gray took the snap, rolled 
back and hit sophomore re- 
ceiver James Hundon on a 
slant pattern. With the help of 
an eluding spin move at the 10 
yard line, Hundon dashed into 
the end zone to make the score 
20-0 Rams. 

After a blocked punt, CSM 
marched to the Rams one yard 
line. Then the defense took 
over. Stuffing the run up the 
middle on two consecutive 
plays, the Rams forced the 
Bulldogs to settle for a field 

With San Mateo again 
threatening to score, sophomore 
defensive lineman Theodore 
Callier penetrated the line into 
the Bulldog backfield and 
nailed the CSM quarterback as 
he released the ball, allowing 

Cross country runners on a mission 

By Trish Harrington 

For the first time in City Col- 
lege history, men's and wo- 
men's teams in the same sport 
have qualified for the state 
championship competition. 


--Coach Ken Grace 

Based on strong performan- 
ces on November 7 at the Nor- 
Cal Invitational at Crystal 
Springs, Belmont, both cross 
country teams will be repre- 
senting the college at the state 
meet in Fresno November 21. 
Women's coach Ken Grace 
called the outcome "awesome." 
Lifetime bests 

The women turned in blister- 
ing times, with six of seven on 
the team running lifetime 
bests. Their point total of 85 

•"" ^ »■ M 



Kelly Griffith, Ann Starck, Rossana Perez, Eileen Quan 

was just behind Diablo Valley 
College's 73. Their placement 
of second in Northern Cali- 
fornia was the highest ever by 
a City College women's team. 
School record 

Honor Fetherston ran a City 
College record of 17:58 for a 
6:05 pace and was third overall 
among all Northern Califor- 
nia runners. Hot on her heels 
were Lisa Lopez (18:07) in 
fourth and Beatrice Church- 
man (18:50) in eighth. The 
three made the All-Nor-Cal 
cross country team. 

Marden first 

The men placed sixth over- 
all, qualifying for a conferen- 
ce championship appearance. 
Placing first among all run- 
ners was City College's Jack 
Marden with a time of 20:57, 

City College was also repre- 
sented by Lloyd Anderson 
(22:44), T.J. Murphy (22:56). 
Youssef Choukri (22:59), and 
Ranhael Amstutz (23:02). 

The teams have improved 
their times at every meet. 

According to Coach Grace 
that is by design and they 
trained in preparation for the 

m^jor competitions at the end 
of the season. He hopes they 
post even better times at the 
conference championships. 

it to be picked off by freshman 
defensive back George Harris. 
On the next play from scrim- 
mage. Carter took the handoff 
from Gray up the middle, 
broke a couple of tackles and 
scurried 79 yards down to the 
CSM four yard line. After a 
holding penalty nullified a 
Ram touchdown, Gray sat in 
the pocket and found freshman 
receiver Andre Kelley open in 
the middle of the end zone to 
make the score 27-3 at the half. 

Ball control 

The opening drive of the sec- 
ond half resulted in a 45 yard 
CSM field goal cutting the 
deficit to 21 points. On the 
Rams' ensuing possession, the 
offense mounted a time-con- 
suming ball control drive the 
length of the field and capped it 
off with a six yard touchdown 
pass from Gray to sophomore 
receiver Michael Fields. 


James Hundon carried a heavy 
load into the end zone. 

CSM tallied one touchdown 
in the fourth quarter making 
the final score 34-13 Rams. 
Preparation pays off 

When asked about his per- 
formance against the tough 
Bulldog receiver, Peoples re- 
plied, "We studied tapes all 
week and I guess it paid off. I 
covered him as tight as I could 
and the line helped hurry the 
quarterback." .„ : . ,.,^ 

Carter had little to say ^eut 
his career day but was quick to 
spread the credit, "Our line 
opened it up and 1 hit the holes 
fast and hard." 

The Rams have run their 
record to 5-0 in conference (8-0 
overall) and are the only team 
still unbeaten. They have a le- 
gitimate shot at the conference 

Roughs tough week in soccer 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

The City College soccer team 
opened its last home stand of 
the season on November 3 
against College of Marin. The 
final score was City College 3, 
College of Marin 3. 

League-leading Chabot was 
the next visitor to City College 
on November 6. The Rams did 
the best they could but were no 
match for Chabot. Chabot's 
Chris Pulpaneck scored at only 
six minutes into the match; 18 
minutes later Emmanuel Ug- 
bah scored back-to-back goals 
making it 3-0 in favor of Cha- 
bot at the half. 

City College came out for the 
second half trying to increase 
pressure on Chabot but were not 
quite able to succeed. Chabot's 

Josh Peacock, Marcello Lalau 
and Mike Lebow scored practi- 
cally back-to-back goals in the 
last 20 minutes of the second 
half to make the final score 
Chabot 6, City College 0. 

"We played well, they just 
played and executed better," 
commented Coach Palacio. 

The last match of the home 
stand on November 9 was with 
Napa who is third in league. It 
was a hard-fought match to the 
end with both sides getting lots 
of shots on goal. 

Napa scored once in each 
half. The first goal was by 
Rogelio Sanchez at 35 minutes 
into the match and the second 
was scored by David Todd with 
only five minutes left. 

"Close games are always 
tough. Injuries were a factor," 
said Coach Palacio. 


KeUy Griffith ran in 20:27. 


Saturday, Nov. 14, San Joaquin Delta at CCSF, 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, Nov. 20, Diablo Valley at Diablo Valley, 7:00 p.m. 


Friday, Nov. 13, San Joaquin Delta at Delta, 3:00 p.m. 

Men's and Women's Cross Country 

Friday, Nov. 13, GGC Championships at GGP, 2:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Nov.' 21, California State Meet at Fresno 

Women's Volleyball 

Friday, Nov. 13. West Valley at West Valley, 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, Nov. 18. San Joaquin Delta at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 

Women's Basketball 

Friday, Nov. 13, Contra Costa at Contra Costa, 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, Nov. 14, Feather River at CCSF, 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 17, Cabrillo at Cabrillo, 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday. Nov. 19, Ohione at CCSF. 5:30 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 20, Gavilan at CCSF, 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 24. Marin at CCSF, 5:00 p.m. 


6/The Guardaman 

Litter cleanup is focus 
of "Campus Pride Day 

By Gretchen Schubeck 

A day to celebrate pride on 
the City College campus is be- 
ing coordinated by the Asso- 
ciated Students (A.S.) Council 
and has been slated for Friday, 
November 13th, beginning at 
11 a.m. . . 

The main focus of the activi- 
ties on Friday will be to clean 
up campus litter. 

According to A.S. President 
Paul Dunn, the objective of 
"Campus Pride Day" is "for us 
to get involved" and "to help 
straighten out the problem that 
we have caused, to take pride 
in our campus," 

Various campus clubs are 
committed to setting up volun- 
teer teams that will go out to 
designated areas and comb 
them for refuse, said Dunn. 

According to Dunn, "the 
wind creates a lot of the litter 

Vester Flanagan, director of 
Operations for Buildings and 

Grounds, agreed with Dunn 
saying, "We have to be aware 
of the elements," but he admit- 
ted that his department is 
"short handed" in terms of 
staff to clean up the litter on a 
daily basis. 

In an effort to raise aware- 
ness in the future to the litter 
problem on campus, Dunn is 
toying with the idea of putting 
up signs that say, "Take pride 
in your campus, don't litter." 

City College students, facul- 
ty, and staff are encouraged to 
help on "Campus Pride Day." 

For more information, con- 
tact the Student Union at 239- 

Flanagan is "totally suppor- 
tive" of the event and he added, 
"We (Buildings and Grounds) 
need help. We all care for the 

Buildings and Grounds will 
be supplying garbage bags and 
rakes. They have also agreed 
to dispose of the garbage once it 
has been collected. 


Luke Chu-Hao Hu (far left), a representative from John Adams 
campus votes in a unanimous decision to open lot aU students 
from all campuses serve on A^. CounciL 

Innovative Housing is good 
news for single parents 

By Paul Jagdman 

Innovative Housing, a non- 
profit organization that pro- 
vides affordable shared hous- 
ing in safe neighborhoods to 
low-income single parents, is 
currently doing outreach to 
City College students who are 
single parents. 

The organization, that began 
in Marin in 1980, matches peo- 
ple looking for a higher stand- 
ard of living and also better 
child care through shared liv- 

The idea of shared living is 
attracting an increasing num- 
ber of Bay Area people over- 
whelmed by the high cost of 

Low-income single parents 
who attend City College under- 
stand the daily challenges of 
making ends meet. They often 
time experience the difficulty 
of meeting other students who 
are willing to live with 
children. Likewise, they some- 
times face a situation where 
shared housing is not an option 
for them. 

The result is that their hous- 
ing costs are higher than most 
other students. 


Innovative Housing is plan- 
ning to lease rental property to 
single parent students if there 
is sufficient interest in the 

The corporation currently 
sponsors 74 homes in San 
Francisco, Marin and Santa 
Clara counties. The organi- 
zation owns about 10 percent of 
the homes and leases the 

An average of five to eight 
people live in each residence, 
depending on the size of the 
building, said Judith Steiner, 
Innovative Housing's Penin- 
sula director. 

"Most of our sharers are sin- 
gle over 40 and single parents 
with children; couples make up 
5 to 10 percent of the renters," 
she added. 

According to Steiner, the 
average placement time is five 
days. "While there is no cost to 
sign up," she said, "there is an 
administrative fee built into 
the monthly rent. The amount 
depends on the person's in- 

Support services 
In addition to providing 
housing. Innovative Housing 
provides on-site parent support 
services and assists young 
families in a variety of ways. 
For example, under the guid- 
ance of Anne Harris, Inno- 
vative Housing's Leased Hous- 
ing Program Director, work- 
shops are conducted for pro- 
gram candidates which enable 
them to learn about "the func- 
tion of house meetings, the 
importance of consensus in 
setting rules and the general 
dynamics of getting along in 

Low-income single parent 
students seeking to form house- 
holds and secure affordable 
shared housing, and also pro- 
perty owners who are inter- 
ested in finding out how they 
can help the program (and get 
free property management ser- 
vices in exchange), can get 
more information by calling 
Innovative Housing at (415) 

A.S., cont. from page 1 
v/ork" and added that "City 
College students are the 'future 
majority' of students because 
they are older students with 
children and are from a lot of 
ethnic backgrounds." 

The USSA president confi- 
dently encouraged the group by 
affirming that "united stu- 
dents can effect a change and 
make a difference." 

In spite of some intense and 
frustrating moments, it was an 
impassioned and dedicated 
group. There were many new 
beginnings and a common 
thread fo determination and 
tenacity ran throughout. 

Campus representatives ex- 
pressed feelings of happiness 
and excitement about students 

getting together and most 
agreed that it was a "great 
learning experience." 

A.S. President Paul Dunn 
said, "the students of City Col- 
lege have, chosen to take the 
destiny of their education in 
their own hands " 

Luke Chu-Hao Hu, the repre- 
sentative from John Adams 
campus, felt that the conference 
was "not for us," stating that, 
"nobody cares about power ~ 
what we really want is help." 

Gail Sadalla. who conducted 
a workshop on "Conflict Ne- 
gotiation & Resolution," one of 
several workshops held during 
the weekend, said that, "in 
order to be able to unify, you 
need to be able to listen to di- 
vergent points of view and 
work collaboratively to solve 


To accomplish this, Sadalla 
said, "you need skills as well 
as willingness" and added 
that some long-term work with 
students would be appropriate. 


Dean of Student Activities 
Darryl Cox, who assisted in 
facilitating the event, express- 
ed excitement about the "his- 
torical" convention saying, 
"the task is difficult, but not 

Inspired at seeing represen- 
tatives from all the campuses 
"under one roof," Dr. William 
Marquis, president of the Com- 
munity College Board of Trus- 
tees, called the convention a 
"historical first step," and he 
said it was the first time 
"we've been able to bring to- 
gether the desperate parts of the 

He added: "Because students 
are taxpayers, each of them 
contributing $200 on an annual 
basis to support City College, 
they have a right to be involved 
in the basic decisions that ef- 
fect them as students at City 

Marquis called for more 
"student participation." Add- 
ing that City College's annual 
budget is $108 million, he said 
students "must tell us what 
your needs are" and "help us 
be responsible." 

A tired, but somewhat elated 
group of students boarded the 
bus for home on Sunday after- 
noon. As the bus turned into 
Cloud Circle, a brief, but tri- 
umphant sound of school pride 
could be heard from the back of 
the bus: "Ci-ty! Ci-ty! Ci-ty!" 


Nov. 13.2S . 1 J 
cont. fromptgc]H — 

'ini the njjf - 

Land title holds up library construction 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

Construction of the new li- 
brary for City College is being 
delayed because of one final 
obstacle - title to the land des- 
ignated for building. 

Librarian Julia Bergman 
said state requirements have 
been met, all plans approved 
and funds secured, but still 
missing is the transfer of land 
title to the college by the San 
Francisco Board of Supervi- 

She said the land adjacent to 
Cloud Circle and on the side of 
the cliff next to the bungalows 
that houses various student 
groups is the site of the future 
library building. 

However, since this land is 
still owned by the City and 
County of San Francisco, no 
construction will start until the 
title is formally transferred to 
the college. 

Bergman hopes the Board of 
Supervisors will take action 
prior to December 12, at which 
time the State Department of 
Public Works authorizes the 
bidding process. 

She added that if the city 
doesn't approve the grant, the 
plan would have to be taken up 
in the next scheduled monthly 
Asked why the land title 

issue was not tackled before, 
Bergman replied, "The institu- 
tion has been remiss in not 
pursuing this title search ear- 

Another requirement that the 
school has to satisfy is the sha- 
dow study, which requires that 
all structures beyond four stor- 
ies high must not cast a sha- 
dow on adjoining parks. If a 
building does so. the building 
plan must be revised, which 
will mean further delays. 

According to the plan, the 
new library will be five stories 
high. But according to Berg- 
man, " I doubt if it will cast a 
shadow on Balboa Park." 

So far, the college has satis- 
fied the Board's requirement of 
a facilities master plan, which 
is already in the City Plan- 
ning Office. 

Moreover, Susan Vogel, sen- 
ior management assistant of 
Facilities and Planning at 
City College, said the new 
building will cover 93,000 
square feet and take approxi- 
mately two years to finish. 
Costs are estimated to be at 
least $26 million and funds 
will come from the state of 
CaUfomia and private sector. 

Bergman added that the 
building was designed by The 
Architects Collaborative (TAC) 
and Vincent Tai Associates, 

along with Library Building 
Consultant Gloria Novak. 

According to Bergman, the 
new building will not only 
serve as a library, but a learn- 
ing resource center as well. 
There will be group study 
rooms, typing rooms, audio-vi- 
sual centers, music rooms, an 
Archives, computer, reading 
and writing labs and adminis- 
trative offices. 

There will also be a four- 
story atrium that will house 
Diego Rivera's "Pan Ameri- 
can Unity" mural, which is 
currently located at the College 
Theatre, and a time capsule. 

Bergman said that, at one 
time, the library was housed in 
the Science Hall, then later on 
the South Balboa Water Reser- 

She added that orginal plan 
called for the erection of a 
library building, a gym, class- 
rooms, an auditorium and a 
swimming pool. Of these, she 
said, only the gym and class- 
rooms were realized. 

In 1939, there was a proposal 
to establish a library, but then 
when the soldiers came back 
from World War II, the de- 
mand for more classrooms 
and housing was paramount. 

Jordan gave him the 

for the top cop slot. Pill, 

the job was held up tenj^. 

rally by Deputy Chief Thii 

mas Murphy when the Co^' 

mission fired Richard Hon.' 

gisto in late May foUowimh 

charges that he ordered tkl 

confiscation of a gay nei(3 

paper that had a sexualkt 

suggestive photograph ofh^ 

on the cover page. The Ctol 

tain, who holds a Ph.D a 

Public Administration teaelt' 

es introduction to adminii.' 

tration of criminal justice ' 

the Phelan Campus. 
• •• 

* Burglary /Theft - 
proximately July 14, the 
fice of International B^ 
ness and Resource Center) 
the Downtown campus. ^ 
len was a commercial styl 
fax machine and relat 
components estimated vali 
of approximately $1,000. 

* Burglary/ Vandali, 
Theft - October 7. betwi 
the hours of 2200 and 08 
Hrs., a Ornamental Ho., 
cultural Center; stolen wai 
combination Emerson 
and V.C.R. Used to inst. 
students, estimated value 
tween $400 and $600. 

* Attempted Arson/Vi 
daltsm ~ October 14, betwi 
the hours of 1900-and 07 
Hrs., the Child Care Cen 
sustained superficial da 
ages ~ spray painting on 
doors estimated dainag, 
$1,000. There appears toi»i 
descipency between the repai. 
tee and the campus police re- 
garding this incident. 

* Vandalism -• Weekend, 
of October 16, youths are su' 
pected of smashing thiK 
holes through the plate glBn 
on west side of the Visu^ 
Arts Building. 

* Vandalism -- weekends 
October 16, youths are su 
pected of smashing the slra! 
light across from the plaiat 
Batmale Hall on Cloud Cii 
cle . 

* Bomb Thi-eat -Octobf 
27, Phelan campus library. 

•Weapon Charge -- Nn. 
03 0845 -Hrs. Former studsl 
was arrested by carapoi 
police for carrying a loadti 
weapon on communiU 
college property on ClotJ 
Circle near RAMs Plaza . 

•Auto Theft •- Novembr 
11, Phelan campus. 

•Burglary Alarm ~ N* 
vember 11, 0345-Hr3., Litti 


If you have informatioi 
on a crime or incident <* 
any of the campuses eti 

Four years ago, an srd 
tectural competition was helJ. 
update the school's faciiiU; 
and a year later TAC u 
Vincent Tai Associates wo, 
hired to start drawing pl« 
for a library building. 

Today, Bergman said i' 
everything is ready to go S; 
she can hardly wait for f 
realization of the plan. 

Thursday, November 12 

A fresh new style of jazz is 
being offered in a perfor- 
mance by the SOMA Quartet 
with its blend of intimate 
classical chamber music and 
spontaneous jazz improvisa- 
tion. The unique instrumen- 
tation combines flugelhorn, 
violin, bass and guitar and 
will take place in the Arts 
Building in Room 133 from 
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Friday, November 13 

"World of Theatre: The 
Playwright" is the title of a 
lecture by playwright and ac- 
tress Terry Baum who will 
speak on her craft and a 
backstage view of theatre be- 
yond the footlights. Ms. 
Baum's published works in- 
clude Dos Lesbos and Im- 
mediate Family. She re- 
cieved an M.A. in Theatre 
from U.C. Santa Barbara. 
The lecture will be held in 
Bungalow 221 from 9 a.m. to 
10 a.m. 

Tuesday, November 17 

AGS will have a general 
meeting with a speaker from 
the Career Development and 
Placement Center and cam- 
paign speeches in Science 200 
from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 18 

"Creations: Fall '92" is the 
title of a sample program of 
student-choreographed works 
based on emotions or life ex- 
periences explored through 
the medium of dance. The 
free dance concert includes a 
solo dance honoring a friend 
who has died of AIDS and a 
duet based on a search for 
spiritual identity. The pro- 
gram will take place in the 
Dance Studio in the North 
Gym from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Thursday, November 19 
Our Boys Steel Band, a trie, 
of steel drums, will perform 
music from Trinidad and 
Tobago. This will be a spe- 
cial celebration of the West 

Indian Islands and the lunch 
menu will feature Caribbean 
favorites while percussion- 
ists play calypso hits and ori- 
ginal songs in the Cafeteria 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Thursday, November 19 

The Japanese Culture Club 
will sponsor a Naginata 
(Long Handled Sword) De- 
monstration. Naginata, an 
ancient Japanese martial art 
originating around the ninth 
century was used in battle 
until 1185 and also used 
during the Edo peroid (1603- 
1687), Samurai women used 
it for self-defense. The de- 
monstration will take place 
in the lower level of the 
Student Union from 11 a.m. 
to 12 p.m. For more informa- 
tion, call Bill Stipinovich at 

Saturday, November 21 

A dance party with perfor- 
mances by City Colleges 
Folk and Ballroom Dance 
Teams, Dunsmuir Scottich 
Dancers and Slavonian Tra- 
veling Band will take place 
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the 
North Gym. Cost is $1 dona- 
tion; no street shoes please. 

Wednesday, November 25 

"A Shared and Settled Land- 
scape: Early Images of the 
Delaware River" is the title 
of a presentation by Liam 
Riordan on the Delaware 
community 40 years after the 
American Revolution. Rior- 
dan, a history fellow at the 
University of Pennsylava- 
nia, discusses various slide 
images of maps, prints, 
water colors, and oil paint- 
ings. The presentation will 
be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
in Conlan Hall, Room 101. 

Special Notices 

A black book bag containing 
very important books and 
personal papers has been lost 
on campus. A reward will be 
given to the finder. Please 
contact Wendy Lan at 262- 
8801, the campus police or 
Brown at Batmale Hall 632. 

• •**• 

The 1993 International Cover 
Model Search is looking for 
new faces. Ages 12 through 
25, male or female are wel- 
come. No experience or 
training required. For more 
information, call (916)652- 

ORXEZ, cont. from page 4 

yell, holler, call press confer- 
ences. Things would be o.k. for 
a while then we'd have to do it 
all over again." 

Ethnic Studies 
The coalition had also decid- 
ed on creating an ethnic stu- 
dies program. "This took a 
long time," said Ortez. "We 
knew that the school got money 
depending on average daily 
attendance, so we basically 
disrupted the campus." 

In about a years time the 
Latin American Studies De- 
partment, the Asian Studies 
Department and the African- 
American Studies Department 
had been formed. 

Ortez learned other things 
from the experience. 

"I learned that what's fair, 
ethical, moral are not really 
political issues. Power con- 
cedes to power," said Ortez. 
"Nobody really cares about 
what's right, they just say they 

Ortez transferred to U.C. 
Santa Cruz after four se- 
mesters at City College. He 
transferred there because "it 
wasn't as politically involved. 
I went there because I wanted to 

"1 understood that education 
is very important and that 
practice is only one aspect of 
it," said Ortez. "You take the- 
ory and confirm it with prac- 
tice. That's praxis. I was a 

great believer in that' 

He added: "The ^roif 
there taught me how to d" 
search. They had me reaji 
up to 45 books a quarter, i^' 
was only time to read -, 
write. City College gav'- 
skills to allow me to do t^^, 
Ortez graduated from l 
Santa Cruz with a degr" 
Political Sociology. Then w 
on to get a masters at ^ 
Francisco State Un.ver.^ 
where he also taught ana 
ved as chair of La Ra^a » 

'Throughout his life Orte»t 

made it his mission to ^ 

not only minorities, bui « 

ing-class people in gf^^J^, 

Ortez has taught ai 

Quentin. He's wo'"'l^*".f, J 
cation coordinator »"■ t" ^ 
sion Model Cities PfOfT 
Ortez was also an orga"^ 
for the Mission Coalition. ^ 

Awards include Awar«. 
Outstanding Mentor aii 
Latina Service Center A^^ 

At present, Ortez acl.J^^ 
include chairing t"^;. 
American Studies ^^^Ifi^i. 
giving lectures at tne ^j, 
on Latin American n 
and San Francisco ^'^ 
Hospital on ethnic Ji'^ T. 
He is currently setting 
program for W-lso" ^ 
School students seek" 
transfer to City College _ 
other universities. 


Vol. 114, No. 6 

City College of San Franciso 

Nov. 30-Dec, 8, 1992 I 

In This l33^^ 

Teacher who matured .2 

Dracula legend ^ 

CCSF & U.S. Patent 3 

Malcolm X. A 

National title or bust £ 

Trustees hir consultant 6 

Crime on campus 6 

Top cop 

Editor's Note: Many of 
the following news briefs 
came out of forums held 
recently during "Flex 

Frustration was evident in 
the audience when "difficul- 
ty" was expressed with the 
"Brown Bag Series," resur- 
rected this semester by A.S. 
President Paul Dunn. When 
confronted, Dunn vehement- 
ly stated that he will ^ve the 
students what they want-a 
campus life equivalent to that 
available at a four year insti- 
tution, saying, "the students 
need and deserve a time to 
relax and enjoy music" and 
he' s "not backing down." 

Dismay was expressed over 
the proposed amount of mon- 
ey to be spent to rent Masonic 
Auditorium for graduation 
and a faculty member asked 
if consideration could be gi- 
ven to inviting Jesse Jackson 
to return as a speaker at 
Commencement exercises. A 
member of the Graduation 
responded by extending an 
invitation to the faculty to 
join them on the committee 

in planning the event. 

-•Jacquelyn A. Ertrella 

• •*♦* 

Td love to get those books 
out of my office," Paul Dunn 
attested, when Julia Berg, a 
library employee expressed 
irritation that text books are 
so costly and are not avail- 
able in the library for stu- 
dents' use, suggesting they be 
purchased by AS Council, in 
addition to those purchased 
for the "Book Loan" program 
for Phelan and the other 
campuses as well, and placed 
on "reserve" in the library. 

"Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

Vowing to resign before 
laying off any full-time fa- 
cutty member. City College 
Chancellor Evan S. Dobelle 
fielded questions from facul- 
ty and staff expressing con- 
cern over potential layoffs 
due to the College's budget 

Apprehension from part- 
time instructors regarding 
the potential layoffs domina- 
ted the one-hour open forum 
with the Chancellor, held re- 
cently at City College during 
Flex Day, 

Roger Scott, president of 
AFT/Locai 2121, said he 
would "fiercely resist any 
layoffs of staff and faculty." 

Chancellor Dobelle added 
that it would be premature to 
say "you've got to be careful, 
there's tremendous pain com- 

Henry Collins, a retired 
employee of the district, said 
he just hoped the chancellor 
would "do the right thing" to 
which Dobelle responded, 
you always hope you can do 
the right thing." 

When the amount of the 
budget deficit in the district 
was quoted at $7 to $10 mil- 
lion and subsequently ques- 
tioned, Clara Starr, director 
of Personnel pointed out that 
its growing every day." 

Dr. William Marquis, pre- 
sident of the City College 
Board of Trustees said they 
would be "looking at the 
funding mechanism," sug- 
gesting that some potential 
for easing the problem might 
Of found in consolidation 
and perhaps selling off some 

However, Marquis warned, 
"don't be too optimistic." 

"Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

When asked if the increase 
n tuition fees was expected to 

See BRIEFS, page 6 

Instructor Ribera appointed police chief; 
aims for a pro-active approach to the job 


Long-time City College instructor Anthony Ribera was ap- 
pointed Police Chief by San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan. 

By M.P.R. Howard 

Anthony Ribera, long-time 
instructor in City College's 
Criminology Department, was 
bid adieu, on Wednesday No- 
vember 11th by his class in 
"Introduction to Criminal Jus- 

Tony Ribera, as he is more 
commonly known, was tagged 
by S. F. Mayor Frank Jordan 
to become the new Police Chief. 

Student Jose Nerdugo pre- 
sented a plaque to Ribera from 

the class for being an outstand- 
ing teacher. 

Ribera, who holds the Civil 
Service rank of lieutenant, 
was promoted over several of 
his superiors. To date, only 
former Police Chief Tom Cahil 
made a bigger leap (from pa- 
trolman to chieO. 

CCSF connection 

Chief Ribera first came to 
City College as a young man 
fresh from a San Franciscan 
high school in the summer of 
1963. He graduated with an 

A. A. in General Education 
from City College at the start of 
the 1966. 

After two years in the Army 
as a military police officer, in- 
cluding a hitch in Viet-Nam, 
Ribera returned the city of his 
youth to become a city police of- 
ficer. In 1974 , with a Bachelors 
Degree from Golden Gate 
University under his belt, he 
returned to City College to be- 
gin teaching in the Crimi- 
nology Department 

In 1975, Ribera received his 
Masters from Golden Gate in 
Police Management. 

Returning to City College 
was probably the best thing to 
happen to the young officer. "I 
had to learn not to be so callous 
with people," said Ribera. 

Besides his academic accom- 
plishment, Ribera also played 
on the Rams football and track 

Teaching has allowed me to 
meet many new people," said 
Ribera. "In the beginning, 
roost of my students were 
Criminology majors, while to- 
day that is not necessarily 
true. Course involvement and 
participation, as well as the 
contemporary opinions both pro 
and con on how well the officer 
on the street is doing their job, 
help draw a wider variety of 
students into the program." 


The new chief favors de- 
partmental funding of officers 
who return to school in order 
improve career development. 

"By, linking promotion with 
continuing education, the city 
winds up both with a well 
rounded officer and citizen," 
said Ribera. "Unfortunately, 
with the budget the way it is at 
this time that may not be possi- 
ble for several years." 

Second time is sweeter! 

Last season, Football Coach George Rush hoisted the Cali- 
fornia Community College State Championship trophy. 
This year, he hopes to repeat the celebration, but with a 
national title cup. See story on page 5. 

Temporary ruling 

Undocumented students 
breathe sigh of relief 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

California State University 
(CSU) students who are 
undocumented will not have to 
pay non-residents tuition fees, 
at least for the moment, 
according to an Alameda 
County judge. 

However, the decision has 
already been appealed to clar- 
ify CSU's obligations regard- 
ing the matter, but the next 

hearing date has yet to be de- 
termined, said Peter Roos of 
META (Multicultural Educa- 
tion Training and Advocacy. 

Roos said, however, the court 
ruling will not relieve CSU of 
its obligations to give the stu- 
dents the opportunity to prove 
that they are bonafide resi- 
dents. ""■ 

According to Roos, the court 
action does not presently apply 

U.C. Berkeley offers free courses 

New class schedule fee 
stirs up controversy 


By Jacquelyn A- Estrella 

A series of financial sur- 
prises greeted City College stu- 
dents this semester beginning 
with the $7.50 health fee, con- 
tinuing with tuition going 
from $6 to $10 per unit, and 
currently, the time schedule, 
which used to be mailed to 
homes for free, is now priced at 
$1, plus tax. 

Jonathan Cooper, a student at 
Phelan campus, became in- 
censed at being charged $1.09 
($1.00 + tax) for the Spring 1993 
time schedule at the campus 
bookstore when he subsequent- 
ly discovered that the schedules 
are available at public librar- 
ies for free. 

Cooper immediately began 
circulating a petition that as of 
press time had secured 420 sig- 

The petition alleges that over 
7,300 City College Spring '93 
time schedules were delivered 
for FREE distribution to 25 
branches of the public libraries 
to "anyone who requests lone]." 
The petition reads: "TVe, the 
students at City college, are 
currently being charged a $1.09 
to purchase the 1993 spring 
schedule at the City college 
campus bookstore. We de- 
mand that you immediately re- 
turn the cost to 50 cents and 
cover the cost of printing 
through a more equitable 

According to the minutes of 
the June 16, 1992 meeting of the 
Budget Planning Committee 
(BPC), Noah Griffin, director 
of Public Affairs, "suggested 
charging $1 for the college 
schedule and possibly raising 
the price of the catalog." 

The minutes also stated that 
Fariborz Saniee, president of 
Department Chairs Council, 
"expressed dismay that charg- 
es were being increased for 
students when the BPC had not 
taken any real efforts at budget 
savings and reductions." 

Again, from the minutes: 
"The BPC approved Mr. 
Griffin's suggestion to charge 
$1 for the schedule.. .directed 
that schedules be sold at all the 
campuses and the campus 
deans initiate procedures to 
sell the schedules and collect 
the monies." 


Joanne Low, dean of the 
Chinatown campus, said she 
did, in fact, receive such a di- 
rective in the form of a fax 
from the Public Affairs office 
instructing her to begin charg- 
ing $1 for the schedule, effec- 
tive August 1, 1992. However, 
she said that she was told re- 
cently by "someone" on the 
Phelan campus to stop charg- 
ing for the schedules. 

Roger Sanders, a spokesper- 
son for the John Adams cam- 
pus, admitted that he, too, had 
received the fax and had 

charged $1 "for a few days," 
but then stopped. Sanders said 
campus policy needs to be 
"unified and consistent" and 
he declared that he will not 
charge students for the time 
schedule as long as they re- 
main free at public libraries. 

A representative at Southeast 
campus, who wished to remain 
anonymous, added that they, 
too, had received a memo, but 
"after consulting with Dean 
Gloria Crosson, we decided 
not to charge for the sche- 


Inez Marciano, an employee 
of the Phelan campus bookstore 
for 25 years and manager for 
the past 18 years, was angered 
by the first ever directive is- 
sued to her regarding the price 
of any item in the bookstore. 

Marciano said she is trou- 
bled by the decision because 
"the inconsistencies are appar- 
ent." As a result, "cashiers are 
being hassled and they have no 
answers [for people]." 

Marciano added: "I would 
rather see a consistent value 
given to the product so we 
would have answers as to why 
we (campus bookstore) are 
charging and they (the sched- 
ules) are free elsewhere." 

Meanwhile, back at Phelan 
campus, the time schedule for 
Spring '93 remains available 
in the campus bookstore for the 
price of $1. 

By Elizabeth Avila 

City College students are be- 
ing encouraged to take part in 
the concurrent enrollment pro- 
gram that allows them to take 
one free lower division course 
from U.C. Berkeley. 

City College counselor Julie 
Harris, who also serves as a 
liason between City College 
and U.C. Berkeley, said in 
order to participate in the pro- 
gram students must be taking 
12 or more units, are planning 
to transfer to a college or uni- 
versity, and have completed 
English lA. Likewise, students 
must have already completed 
20 UC transferable units with 
at least a 2.4 GPA and have not 
previously attended another 
college or university. 

According to Harris, the pro- 
gram "will be able to accept as 
many students who are eligi- 
ble; no qualified students will 
be turned away." 

She said the main purpose of 
the program is "to expose stu- 
dents to the university experi- 
ence. They do not necessarily 
have to be looking at U.C. Ber- 
keley as a prospective school." 

Thirty-five students have al- 
ready applied for Spring 1993, 
which is an improvement from 
last year, said Harris- 

But the main problem, ac- 
cording to Harris, is that "out 
of 25 students, only five may be 
able to get the class they want." 
She said that "courses, such as 
foreign languages, English, 
psychology, and math are very 
difficult to get here on campus, 
and equally as difficult at Ber- 
keley. Courses in humanities 
and history may be easier to 

Luz Matha from U.C. Ber- 

keley is in charge of regis- 
tering and monitoring those 
students who are enrolled in 
this program. "Student must 
first meet the criteria," said 
Matha. The student must re- 
ceive a recommendation from 
a counselor, then Harris re- 
views the student's record and 
confirms that the student meet 
the criteria. 

Once approved, the student's 
information is then sent to Eva 
Rivas, a counselor at the 
College of Letters and Sciences 
at U.C. Berkeley, who then pre- 
pares the student's records and 
enters it into the university's 
data base. 

According to Matha, "this 
program started in 1969 when a 
concordance was signed by 
various community colleges 
including City College, that al- 
lowed students who are eligible 
to take a free lower division 
course, which includes any 
course from zero to 100." 

University support 

Matha said program funding 
is provided by the university 
with the purpose of encourag- 
ing students about higher edu- 
cation and exposing them to the 
university experience, most 
specifically, the Berkeley expe- 

Another common problem, 
according to Matha, centers on 
whether students participating 
in this program are also eligi- 
ble to use the other campus fa- 
cilities. She did say that once 
enrolled, a student's name is 
sent to the library and he or 
she is then eligible to apply for 
a library card. 

Applications and more in- 
formation are available from 
Harris, in Conlan Hall, Room 
205L. The deadline for Spring 
1993 is December 1, 1992. 

Congratulations, Rams! GGC Champs! National Title or Bust! 

2/The Guardsman 





By I. Booth Kelly 

Investigative journalism gives me sinus headaches. 
Being called upon to produce facts, as opposed to clever turns 
of phrase, is dangerous business. Clever writers are invited 
to parties and much admired for their quick wit. 

Investigative journalists are shunned like lepers and 
much avoided for their tape recorders. It was with un- 
derstandable apprehension, therefore, that I accepted the in- 
vitation of Chancellor Evan Dobelle to meet with him in his 

The topic of our discussion was the recent hinng of KH 
Consulting Group. Armed with printed matter and executive 
assistant, the chancellor comes off as easygoing, assured; a 
problem solver. Armed with Bic pen and newspaper clip- 
pings, it is anyone's guess how 1 come off, although I'm glad 
that I waited until next week to get my eyebrow pierced. 

The plan, as recently approved by the Board of Trustees, 
calls for the hiring of an outside firm, KH Consulting 
Group, to perform a "cost management study" on the com- 
munity college district. The purpose is to find ways to make 
up the projected $7-$10 million budget shortfall ijiat we are 
facing next year, as well as drafting a Master Plan to de- 
fine policy options for the district. The cost to us: $400,000. 
All work will be done between now and mid-March. 

Many people agree that an outside consultant is needed to 
break the administrative gridlock now threatening the 
campus. The argument is that faculty members will be un- 
willing to impose cuts on their own departments, and that an 
"objective" outsider is the only way that cuts can be fairly 
meted out. This takes the blame off of any one department 
or any one administrator, a fact that makes the job of the 
chancellor an easier one. And why not? This guy has a 
tough job as it is. 

Anyway on the outside, we can blame Sacramento for the 
cuts in state funding that caused the budget shortfall to begin 
with. On the inside, of course, we can blame the ad- 
ministration for lacking the ability and vision to balance 
the budget themselves without hiring outside consultants, but 
who am I to point fingers? High finance leaves me in the 
dark, there's lots about this situation that makes little sense 
to me. 

For instance. Chancellor Dobelle notes that the $400,000 
price tag for the four months of consultation is, in fact, a 
bargain. The reputation of KH Consulting is, indeed, well 
established. The corporate profit, as listed in their dis- 
closure statement, is 10 percent; this is a mere bag of shells 
in the world of private sector high finance. 

Of course, none of us live in that world. This is fortunate, 
as the rent is a lot higher and since the introduction of table 
service at Burger King my upward ambition has dropped to 
zero anyway. If I did live in this world, I would no doubt be 
grateful for the bargain and would not question for an 
instant the hourly fees paid to consultants, above and beyond 
any talk of "profit." 

The president of KH Consulting estimates spending 154 
hours engaged in the study of our fiscal crisis. For each 
hour, we will be charged a mere $115. I am, as I admit, 
ignorant of the world of consulting; perhaps this is a reason- 
able fee. Perhaps this is even a "bargain." Nice work if 
you can get it, 

I don't want to present a distorted view of this project. To 
be sure, several members of the consulting team are earning 
less than $100 for each hour that they work and one research 
associate is giving us his time at the fantastically reduced 
rate of $35 per hour, which is probably not more than two or 
three times what most teachers make. At prices like these, 
how do they manage to stay in business? 

Phase One of the study, the "reconnaissance phase," is 
estimated to take 1,282 professional hours for which we will 
be billed $138,000, That works out to be $107 per hour and that 
is what we are paying each consultant for a possible total of 
more than $1000 per hour to the consulting "team." Phase 
Two of the study, the "focused analysis phase," will take 
1.798 hours for which we will pay $110 per hour. Thankfully, 
there is no Phase Three. 

So there it is, in black and white. It may very well be that 
these consultants will teach us how to save $10 million next 
year and in that sense it's a bargain. It is also clear enough 
that we're paying outside professionals a lot of money and 
being told that we're getting a deal. 

This aspect of the issue was never explored in my meeting 
with the chancellor, although he assured me that plans to 
open the South Reservoir to parking were proceeding apace 
and that we should have a recommendation from the 
planning committee "soon." Whether we will act upon that 
recommendation or hire a consultant is anybody's guess. 

Meanwhile, I'm returning this tape recorder, registering 
for next semester and waiting for the other shoe to drop... 

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By Rose Guilbault 
Hispanic USA 

That Laura Rojas was the 
meanest teacher in the entire 
school was widely accepted as 
fact. She was not only strict, 
but cold-blooded. It was whis- 
pered that in her bottom desk 
drawer she kept a thick wooden 
paddle - used capriciously and 
frequently ■■ a paddle that grew 
with each retelling. 

I entered her fourth grade 
class filled with apprehension. 
But sitting in her class the first 
day of school I found it diffi- 
cult to imagine the diminutive 
woman as the terrorist teacher 
of San Lorenzo Grammar 

Laura Rojas was the sole 

Mexican teacher in the agri- 
cultural town where I grew up. 
A town where the number of 
Mexican kids increases steadi- 
ly with the years. 

She set high standards for 
both Anglos and Mexicans. She 
never played favorites. But 
long before the 80's where de- 
clared the decade of the His- 
panic, Mrs. Rojas made being 
Hispanic a year-long celebra- 
tion. Mrs. Rojas sneaked in 
important cultural lessons in- 
fluencing our perception of 
Hispanics. Ours was the only 
class to have Spanish language 

The day our pictures were 
taken, Mrs. Rojas announced 
that the prettiest and most pho- 
togenic person in class was 
Ramona, a shy Mexican girl. 
The blondes were shocked but 
Ramona blossomed with new 
self-confidence, and the rest of 
us were struck with the notion 
that a Mexican could be con- 
sidered beautiful. 

But as delightful and nurtur- 
ing as Mrs. Rojas was, she 
was also stern. The paddle did 
indeed come down on anyone 
who didn't abide by her rules, 
including two Mexican girls 
who made the mistake of 
brawling at noontime. 

I've thought about Laura 
Rojas often, as one remembers 
teachers who made a differ- 
ence. I didn't make the best 
grades that year, I didn't dis- 
cover any particular talents. 
And I wasn't the teacher's pet. 
She was not my role model; 
non-hispanics would later take 
that role. She gave me some- 
thing more intangible. The 
seeds of self-worth, acceptance 
and pride were planted so sub- 
tly that I didn't even realize 
they were growing until many 
years later, when I found them 
rooted inside me. 

Today I'm told by education 
colleagues the Laura Rojases 
are few. The number of minor- 
ity teachers is declining. A 

1988 National Education As- 
sociation study warns that if 
the current decline continues, 
only five percent of U.S. teach- 
ers will be members of a mi- 
nority group by the year 2000. 

This is particularly alarm- 
ing at a time when the number 
of school-age minority chil- 
dren, especially Hispanics is 
increasing - along with the 
drop-out rate. At the time when 
they most need them, Hispanic 
children are deprived of men- 
tors and role-models. And all 
children miss out on important 
lessons that have nothing to do 
with the three R's. Lessons 
taught by people who intimately 
understand the need for ethnic 

The last time I saw Laura 
Rojas was one winter after- 
noon. I was a teenager and had 
made it a practice to occasion- 
ally visit my old fourth-grade 
teacher. That day I went to 
brag about winning a writing 
award. I wanted to be a writer, 
I told her and would start by 
writing her story. 

She was the first in her fam- 
ily to finish school, let alone go 
to college, she said. Her par- 
ents were too poor to help with 
her expenses and her grades 
didn't merit a scholarship. So 
she worked summers and dur- 
ing the school year to pay her 

"Any situation in which 'A' objectively exploits 'B' or 
hinders his pursuit of self-affirmation as a responsible 
person is one of oppression. Such a situation in itself 
constitutes violence, even ifrhen sweetened by false 
generosity, because it interferes with man's ontologi- 
cal and historical vocation to be more fully human.*" 

"Paulo Freire 
'The Pedagogy of the Oppressed " 

♦Working definition: full consciousness of the ability to think 
creatively; to love and cooperate vithout oppression. 

CIA invades CCSF? 

By Cayenne Woods 

Do you think that U.S. Cen- 
tral Intelligence Agency (CIA) 
hires plants to disrupt class- 

Most of the time I simply 
think that there are people with 
an innate sense of entitlement 
who exhibit this behavior na- 
turally - but if I think about it 
closely, it seems pretty well 
thought out. 

These boys (so far I haven't 
seen women behave in this 
way, except for one teacher) 
have some pretty recognizable 
characteristics. They are in- 
variably frat boy types, often 
blonde, very opinionated and 
sure of themselves, and talk a 
lot without saying much at all. 

The first part of the question 
I want to raise is whether the 
CIA actively seeks out these 
boys to disrupt classes and 
keep us from learning any- 
thing. The second part invol- 
ves taking this suspicion an- 
other giant step, to question 
whether the CIA actually 
trains people for this purpose. 

I'm sure many of us can rec- 
ognize these folks, whatever we 
believe about them. The first 
thing to watch for is a lot of 

They [think theyl have some- 

thing to say about virtually ev- 
erything, and they either be- 
lieve that the rest of us care 
and want to hear from them, or 
else they have no clue how un- 
interested we are. 

Now if they are trained to be- 
have in this way, this incredi- 
ble self importance and sense 
of entitlement is a very good 
tactic, both to keep them obUvi- 
ous of their surroundings and 
to effectively shut up anyone 
who doesn't have such an in- 
flated opinion of themselves. 

On the other hand, having 
been around the block several 
times, 1 have found that in 
even a small group of people 
there are going to be some like 
this. They are usually conser- 
vative and dogmatic, have 
Truth (with a capital T), and 
are not interested in interact- 
ing with the world, but only in 
imposing their will and opin- 
ions on us all. Because they 
know everything, they do not 
value learning - so by their 
very nature are destructive to 
the learning process. 

Either way - trained or in- 
herently derived from privi- 
lege - they are a very effective 
silencing and anti-ieaming 

What do you think? 

way through college - pro- 
by a drive to teach, espe 
young Mexican children 
wanted to show the world i~ 
Mexican could be a tea 
and a darned good one.' 

Her eyes soon lost their I 
focus and she related.] 
buried emotions. 

"The humiliations 1 suff^ 
were very painful," she n^ 
pered. She was the only Ij^ 
can in an agricultural ci" 
where Mexicans were ia 
ted to the same degre 
blacks. Girls in caslji 
sweaters and pearls callejil 
"the Mexican maid" be 
she was a cafeteria wo^ 
and they wondered out 
"when the college startedl 
ting in braceros ." 

For Laura college wag ■ 
of hardship, lonelines ani^ 
privation. "But it was aUi 
it," she once said. 
girls, most of them droppedJ 
just to get married. I be 
teacher. And a respected i 
I've loved every minute.' '| 

I never heard about thei 
her life - her marriage] 
travels, her children orL 
children -- because she 
shortly after that conver 

And I've never been ablj 
tell her story until now -| 
that we need more Las 

Rap music gets bad raj 

By Larrisa Stevens 

I'm fed up with all these high 
executive, stiff tie wearing 
yuppies saying "There is no 
place in society for rap music." 
Can you relate? You know, 
those people like George Bush 
and his wife. Oh yeah, lets not 
forget all of those parent sup- 
port groups. 

When you look at the history 
of rap music, it was never a 
problem to anyone as long as it 
was kept deeply hidden in the 
ghettos of San Francisco, Los 
Angeles, and New York. As 
soon as it hit mainstream, 
middle class America, that's 
when it became a problem. 
When it hit upper class Ameri- 
ca, that's when everybody and 
their momma had something to 
say about it. 

Right now, rap music is in 
the forefront of presecution! A 
lot of people are not even aware 
of the rappers that are around 
today. Just to name a few, the 
group Public Enemy has 
lyrics that are right on when it 
comes to what is going on in 
society today, "Society is just a 
crutcR/you can't trust it." 
Aztlan Nation, a Chicano 
group, does rap about their 

My favorite happens to be Ice 
Cube. This man definity has 
a story to tell about where he's 
been -- the streets! "Saying 
what you don't want to hear but 
need to." 

Rap music is as legitii 
form of expression as any| 
as such it has a place in I 
society. A lot of groups 
ing it to talk about their i 
of what is going on 

Okay, maybe the way! 
rappers tell their storie 
different from the wgy 
tells his. Still, their st 
worth listening to. 

I say loosen your stifft 
get with the program, 
sic is simply another 
expression such as danee^ 
music, classical, etc. Rep 
sic has been adopted 
mainstream society, con 
cials and even this 
presidential election. 

So just deal with it. 
advice, chill out and th« 
Ice Cube new CD. into; 
system and jam. 


to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

Jacquelyn Estrella"s affll 
sis of the $398,000 for a coBj 

tant was excellent. She's ff 

contracting for services « 

imply that we do not havV 

regular employees, peopU" 

can do the work. And we « 

a definite conflict. . 

Best Witf 

EUeo V. W 

English M 

Campus Query 

Photos & Story by Carol Hudson 
How has the fee hike affected you? 

Louis Miller, Business: 
"I'm still able to carry 12 units 
even with the fee hike, how- 
ever, some of my friends will 
not be able to attend fiiU-time 

Wai Shing Choi, 22, Chem.: 

"I don't feel the fee hike is 
fair. It's the responsibility of 
the government to educate the 

Donicia Chicuata, 25, 
Pharmacy: , 

"No, the fee hike has not 
fected me so far. Last sem^ 
I had a fee waiver ani 
I'm on financial aid."^ , 

"The $10 a unit ff "% 
much forme to budget 
have no money left fl*"^ 
the rent." 

Nov 30-Dec 8, 1992 

Tho Gunrdsman/3 

F K \ I I K |] S 

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Engineering students awarded U.S. Patent; 
water-saving washing machine designed 

Art Gollery provides outlet for campue artists. STEVE GRESHAM 

City Art Gallery continues 
a strong artistic tradition 

By Elizabeth Avila 

City College's Art Gallery, 
in existence since 1977, pro- 
vides a venue for artistic ex- 
pression, displaying the works 
of students, faculty members 
and upcoming artists. 

The gallery is host to nu- 
merous oil, acrylic, etching 
and monoprint pieces and ce- 
ramic displays with themes 
ranging from politics to cul- 
tural identity. 

Jenny Badger, chair of the 
gallery, said "they exhibit 
work by students and outside 
artists." Proposals for shows, 
which can be made by anyone, 
must be submitted one year in 
advance for review by a com- 

The committee "made up of 
volunteer faculty members," 
said Badger, reviews proposals 
based on "the quality of work 
and ... interest to the students." 
The exhibits, lasting about 
three weeks, "almost always 
display a broad range of art 
work," added Badger. 

According to City College art 
instructor Rick Rodriguez, 
"The gallery was created to 
collectively commemorate the 
art work from the 1939 Golden 
Gate International Exhibition 
on Treasure Island," which 
included work from the Cana- 
dian wood sculptor and engi- 

neer Dudley Carter, as well as 
Diego Rivera, painter and in- 
novative Mexican muralist. 

Rivera, impressed by Car- 
ter's use of Native American 
sculpting tools in recarving the 
Ram sculpture, decided to in- 
clude him in his mural "Pan 
American Unity" located in 
the Little Theatre, said Rod- 

Rodriguez added that Timo- 
thy Pfleuger, while designing 
the Phelan campus, organized 
an "Art in Action" exhibit of 
artists working at the Interna- 
tional Exhibition. The result- 
ing art work was to adorn the 
new college campus. 

Currently, City College's Art 
Gallery is exibiting art work 
by faculty members through 
December 11. Some of the art 
work will be auctioned off with 
proceeds going to support the 
Art Gallery. 

The gallery is open Monday 
thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 
p.m., and, during an exhibit, 
two evening showings are also 
added from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The first show of the second 
semester will include the work 
of advanced art students in 
Chinese brush painting, and in 
May there will also be a short 
two-week show entitled "Crea- 
tivity Explore," which will 
include the art work of dis- 
abled adults. 

By Bryan Smith 

Did you know that behind 
U.S. Patent # 5,161,394 there's 
a City College connection? 

Thanks to William Felzer 
and his engineering class, No- 
vember 10, 1992 marked the 
birth of a new U.S. patent call- 
ing for an environmentally 
correct washing machine. 

Felzer developed a class 
whose emphasis is largely bas- 
ed on engineering creativity. 
"Our students have tremen- 
dous talent that must be devel- 
oped in the classroom. Creati- 
vity is the emphasis rather 
than rope memory," 

The only premise of the class 
was to design a washing ma- 
chine which would be more ef- 
ficient than current models. 

According to Felzer, this un- 
dertaking involved dividing 
research tasks among students 
to find inventions with recent 
patents so as to not create a de- 
sign already in existence. 
Then the class brainstormed 
all of the methods one could 
use to wash clothes with an eye 
on improving economic and 
environmental efficiency. 

The goal, according to 
Felzer, was "... involving the 
creative experience of develop- 
ing an invention from a base 


At first students were skep- 
tical. After all, classes usual- 
ly involve textbooks, a sylla- 
bus, and a bunch of assign- 
ments to be completed. How- 
ever, the structure of the class 
had to be loose because of the 
possibility of failure and often 
the improvisational nature of 
inventing, said Felzer, 

Felzer didn't see the possi- 
bility of failure as a liability. 
"Even if the invention never 
passes the planning stage's, it 
is still more valuable than just 
reading a textbook. The crea- 

tive process of testing ideas is 
important to the field of engi- 
neering. The students will 
learn more because they are 
learning analytical skills 
which will be demanded of 
them as they go into the work- 

By the end of the Spring 1992 
semester, Felzer and his class 
had come up with a basic de- 
sign worthy of pursuing as a 
patentable idea. 

Felzer said he continued im- 
proving on the basic design 
achieved in the classroom. "I 
would often wake up at four or 
five in the morning with an al- 
teration in mind. That's when 
I think best." 

When he finally had the 
washing machine evolved to 
what he thought was qualifi- 
able to patent, Felzer said he 
enUsted the help of City College 
instructor William Marquardt 
to draft the document that 
would protect the work. 

Engineering students hard at work- 

To get a patent one must have 
a design that is different from 
other designs of the same pro- 
duct. His application, however, 
was denied. 

What Felzer found out was 
that he didn't use the right 
terminology in his description 
of the invention. He needed a 
patent attorney, who special- 
ized in the writing of Patent 

Felzer said he couldn't hire 
one because the $10-15,000 cost 
was not a feasible expense for 
City College. He was able, 
through connections, to locate a 
patent attorney willing to help 

Lorainne Hirsch, who makes 
her living in the patent field, 
corrected the explanation of his 
design, putting it in legal "Pa- 
tent" form. It was through her 
expertise that the patent was 
attained, said Felzer. 

The design itself is like most 

washing machines on the mar- 
ket today, except for the basket 
where the laundry is loaded 
into is not filled with water. 
Instead, there are nozzles that 
spray water into the basket at 
high pressures levitating the 
clothing enough to soak all 
parts. Simultaneouslv. another 

nozzle drains the water at an 
equal rate as the sprayer con- 
stantly recycling the water eli- 
minating the need for the 
basket to be filled with water. 

Felzer estimated "the sav- 
ings of water to be 30 to 50 per- 
cent each load which, if used 
on a large scale, will be in- 
valuable to our current drought 
situation, as well as being en- 
vironmentally correct." 

"Not only is our design good 
for the environment," he said, 
"it is economical too. Be sure 
to say "economical' rather than 
'cheap'! It sounds better!" 


ost ■ 

Dracula legend still thrills millions 

Exploring strange new worlds. 

Dome delights star-gazers 

By Elizabeth Avila 

Did you ever wonder what 
sits atop City College's Science 

If you're like most students, 
you've probably asked that 
same question every semester, 
but never took the initiative to 
walk up the treacherous four 
flights of stairs to the rust- 
brown domed room. 

Well, it's City College's very 
own planetarium, equipped 
with projectors, colorful pic- 
tures of the Solar System and 
enthusiastic students. 

The fourth floor planetarium 
welcomes you with a host of 
materials, including a list of 
observatories in the Bay Area, 
a diagram of the evolving uni- 
verse and a colorful Aztec cal- 

According to Don Warren, 
who has served as Astronomy 
Department chair since 1971, 
the planetarium, which was 
funded by the National Science 
Foundation, has given "City 
College. of the largest 
Astronomy Departments in 


The dedication of the entire 
Science building took place in 
1940, following a string of 
meetings by college officals 
over a five-year period. 

The planetarium, which has 
been in operation since 1950, 
has primarily been used for as- 
tronomy classes. In it's early 
years, several lectures were 
available through the planetar- 
ium to interested student 
groups from public and private 
schools and to outside youth 
and adult groups in the Bay 

But, according to Warren, 
the recent budget crisis has 
forced the department to cut 
back on any literature or ad- 
vertisements about the plane- 
tarium. So no upcoming shows 
or events are planned, he add- 

Likewise, once a year a- 
round late October, the plane- 
tarium is open to the public, ac- 
cording to Jeannie Abinanti, 
the department's executive sec- 
retary. But, unfortunately, the 
lack of faculty involvement 
forced the cancellation last 
year's show, she said. 

By Amy Johnson 

America has a thing about 
vampires. And why not? It en- 
twines our two favorite subjects: 
sex and death. As vampire novel- 
ist Chelsea Quinn Yarbo said, 
"What is it that a vampire does? 

2 He bestows conditional immor- 
o tality. How does he do it? By a 
o very pleasurable, erotic experi- 
•q ence. Well.. .what's so bad about 
g that?" 

P Vampires have been popular in 
£ American media since the late 

3 'eO's, starting with the Munsters 
in 1964, and then the series 

^ Dark Shadows , originally a 
g comic book, in 1968. In the '70's, 
E vampire, and horror comics in 
general, began to gain popular- 
ity: Marvel's Dracula (1976), 
D.C.'s 1975 the Brave and the 
Bold, andPlanet of Vampires 
(1975), Weird Vampire Tales 
(1976) etc.. .And, of course, the 
glut of vampire movies in the 
'60s and '70's, based on Bram 
Stoker's novel Dracula: Nos- 
feratu. Count Dracula, The Hor- 
ror of Dracula, Dracula's Daugh- 
ter, Dracula's Dog. Andy War- 
hol's Dracula, Brides of Dracula, 

Continuing legacy 
The movie legacy lived on in 
the '80's with the likes of Fright 
Night, I Was A Teenage Vampire, 
The Lost Boys and so on. And 
here we are in the '90's, unable 
to rid ourselves of the celluloid 
undead with Buffy the Vampire 
Slayer and Bram Stoker's Dracu- 

While Irishman Stoker's Dra- 
cula wasn't the first novel about 
vampires, it is clearly the most 
infiuential. Stoker's Count is the 
prototype for all blood-suckers 
since, including the popular 
Vampire Chronicles books by 
Bay Area author Anne Rice: 
Interview with the Vampire, The 
Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the 

ness of disposing his enemies in 
said manner, although that is as 
bloodthirsty as anyone ever 
knew him to be, 

Vlad lived in a region called 
Walachia, which borders on 
Transylvsania. (All of which is 
now in Romania). Dracula, his 
family name, was taken from 
their order, the dragon. Dracula 
means son of the dragon, or son 
of the devil. Take your pick. 
Old stories 

Long before Dracula became a 
household name and synono- 
mous with "vampire," however, 
there were stories of the dead 
rising from their graves to come 
after the living. 

not an uncommon mistake duri- 
ng the 15th and 16th centuries. 

Of course, when the body was 
finally dug up, there would be 
some blood and the body would 
have moved. And since no one 
knew they had buried the person 
alive, there had to be some other 
explanation: vampires. 

Drain ob society? 

Long ago, the dead were quite 
a drain on society, if you'll par- 
don the pun. Since most people 
believed that the soul lived on, if 
one did not treat the dead with 
the proper respect, they would 
come afler you. This is believed 
to be the reason headstones were 

Bela Lagosi aa the in&mous blood-sucldng Dracula. 

Stoker based his novel on a 
mixture of fact and fantasy. 
There was a nobleman during 
the 15th century named Vlad 
Dracula, known affectionately as 
Vlad the Impaler, for his fond- 

The two keys to vampirism is 
the belief in some kind of life 
after death for the soul and the 
power of blood. Blood, because it 
is obviously a lifeforce, has long 
been believed to harbor magical 
qualities. Blood was believed to 
increase strength, revitalize old- 
er men. and warriors often 
drank the blood of their enemies 
to gain their strength. 

Because people did not have 
the most exact ways of deter- 
ming if someone was actually 
dead, burying people alive was 

orignally placed over graves— to 
prevent the dead from rising. 

Ancient Greeks were known to 
pour blood in their graves to 
nourish the dead. Many societies 
would seal off all body orifices 
before burial, so the soul could 
not escape- Polynesian priests 
would hold off the mouth and 
nose of the dying to prevent the 
soul from escaping. In south- 
western African, in Bantu, the 
Ovambu tribe actually cut of the 
arms and legs and tore out the 
tongue of the corpse to prevent 

the spirit of the dead person 
from coming back in its body. 

Becoming a vampire 

Several ways of becoming a 
vampire were basically univer- 
sal. Sin in earthly life, being 
cursed, being excommunicated, 
death by suicide or other violent 
manner, having a cat, or other 
animal jump over the body, and 
of course, victimization by an- 
other vampire, were all pretty 

For those who were thought to 
turn into vampires upon death, 
special precautions were taken. 
They might be buried at a cross- 
roads, to make it difficult to get 
back to the village, their graves 
heaped with stones, buried face 
down, fingers tied behind the 
body, the tendons in the knees 
cut, the head lopped oflf and put 
between the legs, "which made 
for certain disorientation," To 
say the least. 

Truly determined vampires 
eould maneuever around all 
these and reassemble themselves 
as a mouse or lizard. If that 
happened, the only things left to 
do was burn the body. 

In 1847, James Malcolm Ryner 
published Vamey the Vampire or 
the Feast of Blood, as a "penny- 
dreadful," sort of like trashy 
novels today, only with more 
pictures. And. of course, in 1897. 

Stoker came out with Dracula 
and gave us the legend that we 
have today: "His face was a 
strong — very strong — aquiline, 
with high bridge of the thin nose 
and peculiarly arched nostrils; 
with lofty domed forehead and 
hair growing scantily round the 
tenipleS but profusely elsewhere. 

"His eyebrows were very mas- 
sive, almost meeting over the 
nose, and with bushy hair that 
seemed to curl in its own pro- 
fusion. The mouth, so far as 1 
could see it under the heavy 
moustache, was fixed and rather 
cruel-looking, with peculiarly 
sharp white teeth; these pro- 
truded over the lips, whose re- 
markablfe rudiness showed as- 
tonishing vitality in a man of his 
years. ■ 


4A'he Guardsman 

■.. -t" 





visions of 
home for 

By Deleasa Jones 

With winter upon us, the 
plight of the homeless increasi- 
ngly becomes a part of our con- 

Recently at the Hunger's 
Point Naval Shipyard, Bay 
Area homeless artists exhibited 
housing designs, reproduced 
on panel by several City 
College students, that reflected 
their ideal shelters. 

George Reyes, artist and City 
College student, was told about 
the project by an instructor. "I 
enjoyed drawing and getting 
involved with homeless people. 
It was for a good cause." 

Utilizing studio space at the 
Mission Cultural Center, the 
nine panels were arranged 
within a spiral geometric re- 
sembling a nautilius shell, de- 
signed by architecture student 
Jeffrey Chen, 

"Shell-ter Site," as the exhibit 
was called, was directed by 
City College insturctor Leslie 
Simon. The project was a col- 
laboration between the college 
and Groundswell, a design 
arts organization that empow- 
ers homeless people through art 
giving those who are often ig- 
nored, a voice. 

Harry Shorman, 39, lives 
near the railroad tracks in 
Berkeley. Four years ago he 
came up with the idea of the 
Mobik Global Community. He 
presented his idea on paper to 
Simon. His idea was to create 
a shelter that would "economi- 
cally benefit the city, county, 
state and country." 

The Center, a pyramid-shap- 
ed seven floor building, would 

Rram Stoker'^ Dracula Departmen 

Director Coppola delivers celebrates 
visually stunning success composers 

Homeless artist Scott T. Hampton demonotrates his "Mod Pod." 

house close to 2,000 people with 
enough facilities to be its own 


"It would be a place where 
people are sheltered, pay rent, 
and generate income," said 
Shorman. The complex would 
be a place for families to have 
a sense of "dignity and securi- 


Some of the services avail- 
able in the shelter would in- 
clude offices, an information 
center, a health and sanitation 
center, a recreation center, 
shopping mall, medical and 
security operations, post office 
and boxes and tour guides. 
The front of the complex would 
have parking spaces, an area 
for taxi cab and bus stops and 
the roof would be used as a 
helicopter landing to transport 
people to hospitals. 

Shore proposed a large com- 

Lee overcomes obstacles in Malcolm X 

By Cayenne Woods 

times, was sympathetic for 
most of the movie. And there 
was no trouble understanding 
why Ryder was attracted to 
him. Instead of being a mon- 
ster, Oldman's Dracula was 
sophisticated, suave, mysteri- 
ous and compelling. Indeed, 
Oldman oozed that hypnotic 
quality it is said Dracula had 
over women. 

The special effects were kept 
to a blessed minimum, which 
saved the movie from simply 
being a gorefest, leaving it as 
Coppola and the screenwriter. 
James V. Hart, intended it: a 
love story. 

The most extraordinary 
effect was watching Dracula 
slither down the wall of the 
castle as Harker watched 
(with the right expr-ession for 
once), dumbfounded. Dracula 
dissolving into a cascade of 
rats ran a close second. 

All the effects were done the 
old-fashioned way, with 
mirrors. No computer effects 
involved here, as Coppola 
thought they would ruin the 
ambience of the film. 

While he is a visionary 
director, Coppola can get a 
little out of hand with the 
gothic style, i.e.: Dracula's 
eyes looming in the sky over 
Barker's train into 
Transylvania. But for the 
most part, Coppola hit the 
mark everytime. He was 
certainly the most faithful to 
Stoker's book so far. And the 
movie was refreshing, in that, 
instead of being a horror 
movie, it was an adventurous 
love story. 

And enough cannot be said 
for the costumes. Dracula's 
Turkish-influenced robes and 
hair were majestic and other- 
wordly; and all other female 
outfits suitably virginal white 
and flowing. 

My favorite thing about the 
movie, though, is that it's the 
way movies were originally 
meant to be. When you went to 

the movies, everything was 
supposed to be larger than life. 
Big adventure, big romance, 
big suspense... Everything 
about this movie was big, 
from the hype to the finish. It 
sense ol loss swallowed you up, as a good 

There is a tremendous sense of loss later in this film- both of story should, and left you 
Malcolm's loss and his knowledge of betrayal by many of his wishing it could have gone on 

munity incorporated around a 
building that would generate 
its own money by allowing 
people to shop in the complex. 

He hoped to present his ideas 
to the mayor and "see this plan 

The complex 
would be a place 
for families to have 
a sense of "dignity 
and security." 

— Harry Shorman, 
homeless artist 

By Amy Johnson 

Francis Ford Coppola's 
Bram Stoker's Dracula is 
quite a spectacle, And if you 
can pretend Keanu Reeves 
isn't in it, it's pretty good. 

While Reeve's character, 
Jonathan Harker, was the 
protagonist in Stoker's novel, 
Coppola decided he wasn't that 
important in the movie. 
Which is good, since he cast 
someone who can't act to save 
his shorts in the part. 

It isn't, as a few reviewers 
have said, that Reeves always 
appears about to break into 
Valley speak — "knarly fangs, 
dude" — but that he seems so 
incessantly bewildered, as if 
he cannot quite grasp the 
reality of any situation. His 
demeanor is set at the same 
expression the whole movie. 

Winona Ryder (Mina Mur- 
ray Harker), whom I expected 
to be not very good, on the 
other hand, did a much better 
job. Her accent was a bit iffy 
at moments and she was 
melodramatic during a few 
scenes, but, in her first role as 
an adult, she made a 
respectable turn. 

Marvelous as the slightly out 
in left field Dr. Van Helsing, 
Anthony Hopkins added the 
perfect amount of mania to the 
role and the perfect amount of 
the comic relief to the movie. 
Oddly placed, grisly humor, 
but funny anyway. 

And as for Gary Oldman 
(Dracula), what can I say, the 
man is a genius. Completely 
convincing as a 400 year-old 
Transylvanian count and 
equally convincing as the 
younger version seducing 
Ryder. His accent, while I 
have no idea what a real 
Transylvanian accent sounds 
like, was impressive and 
consistent. Oldman created a 
Dracula who, while capable of 
repulsing the audience at 

Malcolm X is a powerful story of an important man in the Malcolms loss ana n.s Knowieage u. "r^" "7.' "^^ "'-^ ."* *T "rtl^jt longer 
struggle of African Ameri-cans and all struggles for freedom and friends, and of our loss at h.STnurder.His_ faith was ^shattered, just a bit longer. 

City College's Music Dep^ 
ment is presenting a cont. 
featuring the music of g,. 
chino Rossini, Darius v 
baud, Arthur Honneger (l 
maine Tailleferre and L 
Ornstein on December c, 5, 
p.m. in the Little Theater 

Milhuad, Honneger, Taif 
ferre and Ornstein all et( 
brate centennial birthdays (V 
year and Rossini his 200lh, 

Marvin Tartak, who w\\\\ 
performing on piano, is c? 
sidered the "internationji. 
leading scholar" on Ros^,- 
according to Department Chi 
Madeline Mueller. The pti; 
will perform his "Petite Fb 
fare," which has not bet 
performed since it debuted 1 
the composer's home in i- 

Other pieces include Or 
stien's "Suicide on an A. 
plane," Milhaud's "Scarann, 
che," and sonatinas by Taiit 

Unlike the other three w: 
posers born in 1892, Orrnk 
will actually celebrate L 
birthday. December 5, Heist- 
only living composer itp 
sented. He continues to ct: 
pose, although he quit thesti; 
around 1920. 

Special feature 
The other composers preir 
a varied background, despi 
their common time fraa 
Tailleferre has the distinclii 
of being the only female »: 
poser included in the preset 
tion. Her work is represect 
tive of the schools of idil- 
then prevalent, including f 
teacher. Ravel. 

Darius Milhaud, once kno' 
as "an exploiter of fashiort 
oddities," also taught at M^^ 
College in Oakland durn 
World War II. In addition! 
his French heritage, he waJi 
fluenced by the folk musie( 
South America, where he spc 
time as a young man. 

Tickets are $5 for adults, : 
for students and are avaib 
at the Little Theater box offi 
All proceeds will help defn 
the costs of recently raised iH 
dents fees. The hope is to rsa 
enough money for scholar 
to music students. 

struggle 01 Airican ana an strug^iea lur ir««uuiii aim ■ r , . , , .1. j n, n^ai-k 

human rights. The movie is based on The Autobiography of the film says - for h.m. betrayal was worse than death. Death 

Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley. was somethmg he could imagine easily^ due ^o h'S hfe- but be- 

The first screen treatment was written by James Baldwin; Spike trayal was simply unreal for him. We feel his grief when he 

1 1 Lee and Arnold Perl share final writing credits for the film, says that the "best organization blacks have ^^%«\«" '^ ?""X«t 

■' ^..A,,..A .r.A a;...,.a h,, I.. cr^A Hi«frihntpH hv W«rnpr Rrnth*,rs After his pilgramage to Mecca, Malcolm asserts his behef that 

The concept of 

relevant theme 

and the impact of his life and death. The film is not overstated; i-ooay- "« uee"i> w a^r^.c.. „ ......™.^..- al migration to 

the truth and reality ring with a note of clarity that is refreshing Africa, rather than a physical »"«■ "f .^^^P^/fy'JS that the 
and stands on its own. nation of Islam must act on its own, that instead they must have 

The excellent cinematography adds to the technical brilliance of help. .. t ^.i. t^- t ■ „„,,*;«, .:=^ =„nnnr+ 

the film. Lee does insist fn inserting some of his usual hokey and I" the film, we see Martin Luther ^^^^l l-^^'^"^'^ ^"^^^^^^ 
fake shots twice during the film; a scene near the beginning of Malcolm. King valued and validated the differences between 
depicts Klansmen riding off into a huge and unreal moon after himself and Malcolm X. r«n1W*.d 

terrorizing Malcom's family. The shot trivializes the tragedy in Lee overcame many obstacles to see .'"^../f " "J '^7' 
some ways including the Rodney King footage Warner s didn t want him to 

Near theend. Lee shows Malcolm gliding effortlessly through a use. When the film went over budget. Lee went to black ■names to 
crowd at a time when his life was chaotic and he was in extreme raise money. He has done a great service, t^ Malco m X and to 
danger. This is a shot Lee uses often, and it unfortunatoly lends all who see the film. It is well worth your while, and the length of 
a cartoon aspect and detracU from the scene. the film was not problematic^ I moves very well, and 1 only 

Well done remembered its epic lenghth when I left the movie theater. 

The film is generally so well done and carefully worked that it 
is easy to see past these minor incongruities, while wondering 
what Lee had in mind. 

The inclusion of Rodney King and other footage points out the 
relevance of the man Malcolm X and the movie Lee has made. 

The spiritual aspect of Malcolm's politics and his life is 
important in the struggle of op-pressed people in many times and 
places. We see some of what happened for him in his conversion 
to Islam, but end up wanting to hear more of what changed for 
him personally. He gave up most of what his life had been based 
on, and though the motives are apparent, it could have been better 

Lee makes no effort to hide the problems for women in the 
teachings of Malcolm X„nor does he choose to address the sexism 
of the Muslim movements. There is really no point -- that is an 
internal dialogue that requires no more than a mention. 

It is unfortunate that Mal-colm X did not see the impor-tance of 
supporting women's struggle, but it is not necessarily a crucial 
point to appreciating or understanding his life or his work. He 
spoke truths that needed to be heard, then and now. 

Malcolm seemed not to heed cautions about bringing the issues 
of black people into the public eye. a practice with much potential 
danger. It seemed that he simply did not care, as he was tolking to 
black people and did not care who heard incidentally. When he is 
accused of being "anti-white" (by whites) he tells them "You are 
saying I'm anti-white, not me." 

Creation '92 showcases student 
choreography as final exam 

Students in City College's "Dance Composition" class got i 
chance to express their emotions and life experiences throug" 
dance. "Creations '92," a showcase for student-choreographw 
work under the supervision of instructor Susan Conrad,™ 
held recently in the North Gym. The program featured tw 
work of eight dancers performing 13 pieces that ranged irow 
solo dance with narration to collaborative efforts chor , 
ographed to opera. The class is "self- paced," according J 
Conrad, with the skill of the dancers enrolled ranging ^" 
beginning to advanced. The works were the final project . 
the students that were involved in class, l 

.. Gretchen Schubeci 

Elizabeth Sobranes expreeses herself in "Creations '92" 



jiov. 30-Deo. 8, 1992 

The GDardBtnan/S 

By Mark Schmitz 

When describing Ricky 
Walters' running style, 
jportswriters throughout the 
country will have to use a lot 
of dance terms to character- 
ize his exploits. 

Ricky doesn't just run for 
a first down, he "lambadas" 
for one. He doesn't merely 
make his way to the end 
sofie, he "waltzes" in. He 
spins, jiggles, slashes, sha- 
kes and leaves flat-footed de- 
fenders in his wake. 

Watters is turning the art 
of running the ball into the 
newest dance craze around: 
•Do the Ricky." 

It is so popular that afler he 
scored the clinching touch- 
down over our beloved bre- 
thren to the south, the L.A. 
Rams, he was joined in the 
end zone by almost 600 lbs. of 
hip-hop girth in the forms of 
Steve Wallace and Roy Fos- 

Watters is turning the end 
2one into his own personal 
•Ciub NFL." 

Hopefully this isn't just a 
fad. If it isn't Ricky and the 
Niners are sending a clear 
message to the rest of the 

N.F.L.: "funk oPf." 


' In need of big man help, the 
Warriors bring in Suns cast- 
ofT Ed Nealy. If you don't 
know who he is envision 
Tom Tolbert without the cra- 
zy hair, but sucking just the 

- ESPN is giving the Giants 
a bad Rapp afler their expan- 
sion draft blunder. Same 
old, same old... 

- What a nice way to start the 
New Year, watching Bill 
Walsh directing the Cardi- 
nal to a bowl win,.. 

- Under Walsh, the Cardinal 
appear headed toward a dy- 
nasty. The Cal Bears? 
Well, uh, they do have Jason 


■ Forget commissioner. Let's 
make Marge Schott Duke of 
baseball. As in David that 

- Ex-champ Evander Holy- 
field should thank his lucky 
stars that it was Riddick 
Bowe's and not Mike Ty- 
son's fists that pummeled his 
"ace. It might have hurt his 
[chances at a future modeling 

Rams vie for national title 

More juice than O.J. 

By Trish Harrington 


The community college na- 
tional championship will be on 
the line December 5 when the 
City College football team, 
ranked number two in the 
state, meets number one 
Saddleback College of Mission 
Viejo in the Orange County 
Bowl. City College will pit its 
number five national ranking 
(USA Today) against number 
one Saddleback. 

Daymon Carter takes a well- 
deserved breather at the last 
home game. 

Best record ever 

The Rams ran their unbeat- 
en record to 10-0 on November 
20 with a 63-42 victory over 
Diablo Valley College in the 
regular season finale. This 
Rams team joins the elite 
squads of 1948 and 1966. They 
have actually surpassed the 9-0 
records of those years because 
of the extended 10 game sea- 

Coach George Rush was a 
member of the 1966 squad that 
featured Galileo High graduate 
and future NFL hall of famer 
O.J. Simpson. He said the two 
teams compare favorably, but 
given the personnel, "of course 
that team was a lot more run- 
oriented. Now we spread the 

GGC title 

The Rams solidified their 
sole possession of first place in 
the Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC) November 14 with a 63- 
31 rout of San Jose Delta. 
Already assured of the GGC ti- 
tle, City College racked up 687 
yards in total offense in their 
final home game. 

While starting quarterback 
Eric Gray rested his sore an- 
kle. Dexter Doss made the most 
of his assignment, completing 
15 of 20 passes, including his 
first 10 in a row, for 225 yards 
and two touchdowns. 

The following Friday, Nov- 
ember 20, the Rams traveled to 

son City College leads the 
league in offense and defense, 
interceptions made and rush- 
ing defense. 

After the final victory over 
Diablo Valley College, Rush 
went south to check out 
Saddleback, the bowl competi- 
tion. He can understand their 
number one ranking, saying, 
"They're awfully good. This 
is by far the greatest challenge 
of the season." 

(Editor's Note: A.S. Coun- 
cil has proposed sending 
students to the bowl game. 
If you are interested, call 
A.S. President Paul Dunn at 

The offense has a 
Pleasant Hill, but made them- 
selves at home with a 63-42 
shellacking of Diablo Valley 
College who presented them 
with eight turnovers. 

Gray explosive 

Gray showed no signs of 
rustiness, passing for five 
touchdowns and running for 
two more. 

Stars shone from end zone to 
end zone. Tony Roberts was 
the recipient of two Gray TD 
passes as was James Hundon 
who also scored on a spectacu- 
lar 86 yard punt return follow- 
ing the superb blocking of Sam 
Peoples. Miguel Gonzalez was 
a late Gray target as City 
posted its usual 500 plus offen- 
sive show. 


As evidenced by the eight 
turnovers, the defense was not 

reason to celebrate. BRYAN SMITH 

just watching the air show. 
George Harris and Peoples had 
interceptions as did James 
Taylor who added another TD. 
Following the end of the sea- 
son. Coach Rush looked back 
on this surprising year, but he 
declined to look ahead saying, 
"I'm not planning next year 
yet" while planning for the 
bowl game. 

City College started the sea- 
son with an unheard of 22 
freshman starters and the out- 
look was uncertain. Rush re- 
called that the first game 
against Gavilan was a big win 
because "they're a good team. 
I thought at the time the team 
might go 7-3, but they got better 
every week." 

At the end of the regular sea- 

Cross country teams' historic finale 

By Mark Schmitz 

The women's and men's 
cross country teams ended 
their historic seasons in style 
by placing fourth and nine- 
teenth, respectively, in the State 
Championships held in Fresno 
on Saturday, November 21. 
First place GGC upset 

The women's strong showing 
followed their upset victory 
over Nor-Cal champ Diablo 
Valley College at the Golden 
Gate Conference (GGC) Cham- 
pionships November 13. 

In that meet City College's 
Honor Fetherston finished first 
in the conference (17:38) and 
Lisa Lopez second (18:09). 
Honor, Lisa and B.Z. Church- 
man (19:12, fifth place) were 
named to the All-Conference 

At the state championship 
Honor came in second overall 
(18:00). first among American 
participants, and Lisa sixth 
(18:16). The two earned spots 
on the First Team All-State 
Cross Country Team. 

Also contributing to the wo- 
men's team's fourth place fin- 
ish over the 3.1 mile course 
(5,000 meters) were B.Z. 

Churchman (19:17), Kelly Grif- 
fith (20:20), Susana Moran 
(21:06), Liz Villavicencio 
(21:24), and Taunika Ogans 

Mt. San Antonio College won 
with 83 points. Irvine Valley 
was second with 89, Long 
Beach City at 132 and City 
College's fourth place point to- 
tal was 150. 

Women's Coach Ken Grace 
is understandably proud of his 
team winning the conference 
title and lofly state finish. He 
attributes their success to the 
challenge of giving it their all 
and each delivering a personal 
best time. 

Going out on top 
"They stuck it out. Every- 
body gave 100 percent. They 
sacrificed, trained together. 
There were no individuals," 
said Coach Grace. "They went 
out on top, as champions." 

This was the first appearance 
at the state championships for 
City College's men's cross 
country team, quite an accom- 
plishment according to Coach 
Sean Laughlin. The Rams 
finished nineteenth out of 70 
teams from around the state. 

Hard fought season leads to playoffs 

By Matt Leonardo 

I There was good news and 

■ad news for the City College 

■tarns volleyball squad this 

»st week. The bad news is 

Pliat the Rams got outplayed by 

San Joaquin Delta College in a 

hard fought five game match 

_ November 18 (15-9, 15-3, 12-15. 

8-15, 10-15) where errors made 

the difference. 

"We started off very well. 
Delta started off not so well in 
the first two games," said 
Rams' coach Diane Nagura. x 
^hen they got it together for S 
the last three and we made a ^ 
few more errors than they did." Z 
Terrific service :■ 

Fighting hard to keep from ^ 
putting another hash mark in 
tne loss column, the Rams 
Served a terrific game, com- 
Biitting only one service error. 
This upped their serving aver- 
aee from 89 to 99 percent. 

Judy Mak led the Rams in 
kills with 13 and a kill per- 
centage of .130. Demetria Ng 
came out on top of the Rams' 
kill percentages with .346 and 
^1 kills. This still was not 
■pough to pull the Rams away 
Prom defensive and passing 
errors and beat Delta. 

f "Demetria did a great job of 

Mona Choi 
row defense and gave the back 
row a chance to have better 
court coverage," said Nagura. 

Also on the top player list 
was Mo Medina, doing the job 
for the defensive end of things, 
and helping to up the service 
percentages. "More than stats 
she stepped into center back de- 
fense as a specialist and did 
an excellent job of serving and 
playing defense," said Na- 

On t<» playoffs 

Now on to the good news. 
The Rams will move into the 

first round of the playoffs, 
starting the first steps toward 
the state conference finals, 
against Santa Rosa J.C. Nov- 
ember 24, as the number three 
team in the conference. 

Then the Rams will have to 
fight their way through the 
pack of 16 contenders hoping to 
be one of the lucky four teams 
to compete for the state title in 
Sacramento this year. 

"Our conference being as 
tough as it was, we took a re- 
ally good spot," said Nagura. 
"We're planning on playing 
very well against Santa Rosa. 
We played them in the presea- 
son and won in four games 
(15-6, 8-15, 15-8, 20-18). They're 
tall, they just made more er- 
rors than we did. They were 
inconsistent in their passing." 
Big guns ahead 
More than Santa Rosa, the 
Rams have the big guns of the 
league to look forward to in 
this playoff; number one ip the 
Golden Gate Conference, Han- 
cock and number two, Foothill, 
"if we win this game (Santa 
Rosa) we will be playing them 
(Foothill) in the second round. 
It's going to be a tough game," 
said Nagura. "It's very impor- 
tant that we always put our best 
effort forward. Everybody 
wants to win, more than win- 

Coach George Rush kept the 
team focused. 

GGC title for Marden 

The previous week City 
College's Jack Marden (20:25) 
ran away with the individual 
GGC title, leading the Rams to 
a third place conference finish. 
Jack and Youssef Choukri 
(21:18, seventh place) were 
honored as All-Conference. 
Unfortunately, Marden was 
unable to compete in Fresno. 

At the state finals, City Col- 
lege was led by Youssef Chou- 
kri (21:08), followed by Rodney 
Gehman (21:39). T.J. Murphy 
(21:43), Lloyd Anderson (21:50), 
and Raphael Amstutz (21:54). 

Coach Laughlin was espe- 
cially impressed by the results 
of Gehman, "Big surprise. 
Started good, slumped, came 
back." and Murphy, "Peaked at 
the end." 

First top 15 finish 

The men's team finished 
sixth in Northern California, 
cracking the top fifteen for the 
first time. 

Coach Laughlin believes this 
is his best team ever and per- 
haps the best in the last twenty 
years at the school. Because 
the team was composed mostly 
of freshman, Coach Laughlin 
is expecting a banner year 
next season. 

"These guys worked together 
as a team. It was a great year. 
I'm looking forward to next 
year. I've already started re- 
cruiting," said Laughlin. 


Despite a weekend rain delay, the Third Annual CCSF 
Tennis Tournament was a smashing success. The tourna- 
ment attracted over 150 participants from the surrounding 
tennis community on November 1, 7-9. 

In the Men's B division, Terry Cameron, City College's #1 
men's player, won an impressive final round match over 
Fremont's Ron Lucky, Other City College standouts included 
the doubles duo of Holly Walker and alumna Frances Osuna. 
Walker and Osuna were finalists in the Women's A doubles 

Special thanks to all the players and sponsors including 
Power Bar, Kaepa, Euid Penn tennis balls. The success of this 
fundraising event greatly contributes to our upcoming '93 
spring tennis season. -Mary Graber 

Attention all interested female tennis players. See Coach 
Mary Graber in the North Gym or call 239-3419 for informa- 
tion about joining the team. CCSF tennis for both men and 
women starts in the spring. Practices begin mid-January and 
City College's first home matches start in mid-February. 

Come check out the impressive City College women, who 
were last year's Golden Gate Conference Champions, in ac- 
tion. We need your support in hopes of once again bringing 
home the conference trophy. 

Soccer team learns lesson 
on the field and for life 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

"Every year we keep getting 
stronger but the level of compe- 
tition keeps getting tougher yet. 
The reason there's so much 
emotion afler a goal is that it is 
the culmination of the whole 
team's efforts." 

These were soccer Coach Mit- 
chell Palacio's first comments 
when he was asked to sum up 
the soccer season just ended. 

Coach Palacio continued, 
"It's not like basketball where 
putting the ball in the net 
equals two points, or football 
where you score six points 
when the ball goes in the end 
zone. In soccer, it's only one 
goal per ball in the net." 

"A basketball game can be 
won in more than one way as 
can a football game. Soccer 

matches can only be won by 
putting the ball in the net. 
Soccer is such a close game 
one mistake is all it takes to 
turn a win into a loss," said 

He spoke of the players hav- 
ing learned self-control, add- 
ing to their skill levels, and 
how not to lose heart when the 
going gets tough. 

Palacio also mentioned that 
a spring league would be start- 
ing sometime in April. It is 
for the purpose of getting re- 
cruits and high school seniors 
on the field so that in the fall 
playing college-level soccer is 
not such a shock. 

He will also be attempting to 
teach his athletes to be patient, 
work hard, be disciplined and 
show them how to achieve their 
goals, whether on the soccer 
field or in life in general. 

Jin Yi Tan 

ning it's doing the best that we 
can do and feeling good about 
how we played." 

Sat. Dec. 6, Orange County Bowl vs Saddleback at Costa Mesa. 

1:00 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 

Saturday, Nov. 28, Foothill at Foothill, 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday. Dec. 1, Contra Costa at Contra Costa. 7:00 p.m. 

Thurs-Sat. Dec. 3-5, Skyline Tourney at Skyline, 8 p.m. 12/3 

Tues-Sat, Dec. 8-12, Modesto Tournament at Modesto 

Women's Basketball 

Tuesday. Dec. 1. Foothill at Foothill, 5:30 p.m. 
Friday, Dec. 4. Feather River at Feather River. 7:00 p.m. 

6/Tlie Guardsman 

BRIEFS com. from page 1 

impact attendance in the 
Spring, the Chancellor de- 
clared that he didn't know 
but he anticipated that those 
most affected would be hold- 
ers of B.A. degrees, whose tu- 
ition fee will be increased to 
$50 per unit with no "cap," 
while students without de- 
grees will have their tuition 
increased to $10 per unit with 
no "cap" in the Spring. 

Another member of the fo- 
rum asked how City College 
would identify B.A. degree 
holders. Dobelle said the stat« 
demands that they "audit 
but he hopes not to have to do 
that because of the inherent 

He did convey, however, 
that any "changes in pat- 
terns" in specific depart- 
ments, i.e., photography, for 
instance, would warrant 
further investigation but add- 
ed Lhat everyone "will be on 

their honor." ^ t^ ^ „ 

"Jacquelyn A, Estrella 

Starting this semester, 
mid-term gi-ades will no 
longer be mailed to the stu- 
dents of City College. In- 
structors are still required to 
turn in mid-term grade 
sheets, but it will be up to the 
students to ask instructors 
about their mid-term pro- 

Some full-time instructors 
may be posting grades out- 
side theirr offices, but part- 
time instructors who do not 
have offices may do best with 
asking students for self- 
addressed stamped envelopes 
so that the instructors may 
mail the grades directly. 

The Associated Students' 
(A.S.) Council "Book Loan 
Program" will continue for 
Spring '93. Applications are 
available in SU209, begin- 
ning Tuesday, November 24, 


• ♦ • « • 

Elections for A.S. Council 
will be held in the second 
week of December as stipu- 
lated in the constitution. The 
exact date will be set by the 
Election Commissioner who 
will be appointed' on Wednes- 
day, November 25, during AS 
Council's regular meeting. 

Trustees approve $398,000 
for K&H Consultant firm 

* « • « * 

On November 18, 1992, A.S. 
Council approved a "one- 
time-only" donation of $1,000 
to be ^ven to each campus to 
assist them in setting up in- 
dividual councils. An inter- 
campus Chair will be ap- 
pointed to coordinate those ef- 

• • » • * 

An A.S. Executive Council 
will be established at election 
time, consisting of two mem- 
bers from each campus for 
purposes of overseeing in- 
formation and scheduling to 
provide continuity among all 
the campuses. 

A.S. Council has voted to 
remodel and redecorate the 
student union during winter 
break. Dean of Student Acti- 
vities Darryl Cox is open to 
suggestions from students. 

By M.P.R. Howard 

In a move that has since ig- 
nited an air of controversy 
within the San Francisco Com- 
munity College District, the 
Board of Trustees has agreed to 
hire a Los Angeles consultant 
firm at a cost of $398,000 to 
assist college officials in for- 
mulating a plan of action on 
the budget crisis. 

Despite not getting an en- 
dorsement from the college's 
Budget and Planning Com- 
mittee (BPC), the Board ap- 
proved the resolution by a 4-0 
vote in a special meeting held 
November 10. Earlier in the 
day, the BPC rejected Chan 
cellor Evan S. Dobelle's pro- 
posal by a 9-8 vote charging 
that the cost of hiring K&H 
Consultant of Los Angeles was 
too exorbitant. It also objected 
to alleged attempts by the chan- 
cellor to force the proposal 
through the BPC. 

"At the outsdt, I was in favor 
of an outside consultant, yet 
when I had seen the cost of the 
proposal, 1 felt that it was a bit 
nervey," said Steve Levinson, 
BPC member, 

Cost factor 
While most who testified did 
not totally disagree with the 
need for an outside consultant 
to study the ramifications of an 
estimated $8 million shortfall, 
most objected to the cost of the 
proposal and the expediency of 
the study - completion by mid- 
March. , , ,., 

The study sounded like a 
good idea at $150,000," said 
David Wall, of the Academic 
Senate, but he implied that the 
cost would take funds from 
other projects around the Dis- 

Yet, while the Trustees ac- 
knowledged faculty concerns, 
they disagreed with any 
change in the proposal. 

Trustee Tim Wolfred agreed 
it was a risk, but he added that, 
"We need to invest some 
money so that we can find the 

Agreeing that two phases ot 
the study are important Trustee 
Robert Varni found it 
"...difficult to separate it into 
two phases." ^ 

Both Trustees Rodel Rodis 
and Leslie Dillon said the 
study would be an unbiased 
look at many of the cuts that 
would undoubtedly hit close to 


Renewed fireworks 

But the issue surrounding the 
hiring of a consultant, sur- 
faced again at the regularly 
scheduled November 19 Board 
of Trustees meeting. 

Rodger Scott, president of 
AFT/Local#2121, called the 
November 10 vote "a felonious 
ausnult at shared governance." 
He added that it showed both a 
Isck of communication and 
respect from the chancellor 
and the Board's lack of taking 
the committee's recommenda- 

This prompted both Trustee 
Rodis and Varni to challenge 

Scott. , „ ^ 

Rodis said that, "...while the 
Board is not required to vote 
the same as the committee, they 
had listened to the comments of 

the witness." , ^ . 

Feeling that a time factor 
was a problem, Varni said 
" the vote was needed in order 
to give K&H the most time pos- 
sible." , I 
Others acknowledged that in I 
the past there had been more 
consensus between the two bod- 

Other issues that sparked dis- 
cussion were the need for more 
pay telephone stations on the 
campuses. Yet the past history 
in the Bay Area of some coin 
operated phones, many com- 
panies not connected with Paci- 
fic Bell has been poor at best. 

A student witness comment- 
ed that along 24th Street in the 
Mission, "If you can find any 
three of these cheap pay phones 
from Potr-i^ro to Mission work- 
ing you're lucky." 

Trustee Varni expressed the 
need for some form of perfor- 
mance record to be presented 
before any contract is agreed 


James Kendrix, director ot 
Administrative Services who 
has been overseeing the pro- 
cess, said this may slow down 
the process, but he agreed to 
come back at the next Board 
meeting with an informational 
resolution regarding the con- 
cerns expressed. 

Other Board business 
Also discussed was a resolu- 
tion to implement a telephone 
registration program before the 
next registration cycle at the 
end of the Spring 93 semester. 

Dean of Admissions and Re- 
cords Robert Balestreri called 
the program an "...alternative 
system to the long lines, to be 
able to register students in a 
timely manner." 

According to the proposal, the 
cost will be passed onto stu- 
dents as an added $3 user fee. 
Balestreri projected that some 
17,000 students would use the 
When questioned by a stu- 
dent on how students will be 
able to avoid registration prob- 
lems, Dennis Eneck of Pacific 
Bell, said, "Students will be 
able to check availability of 
classes, as well as signing up 
using a touch tone telephone." 

Eneck added that the system 
can also repeat the information 
back to the student to confirm 
class reservations. "When the 
student comes in to pay the fees 
he or she can again verify the 
classes chosen." 

Associated Students Presi- 
dent Paul Dunn expressed con- 
cern that this was being dump- 
ed on the backs of students, 
many of whom were already 
financially strapped with the 
fee increases. He also express- 
ed dismay that the system 
would not be accessible for the 
hearing impaired. 

Ann Clark, who serves on 
the Budget and Planning Com- 
mittee and is a counselor in 
the Enabler program, express- 
ed discouragement that "she 
did not see this problem before 

In light of the recently passed 
accessibilty law, the Board ap- 
proved the measure calling for 
a system that does include dis- 
abled studentS;^^^^^^^^__ 


By M.P.R. Howard 

As a result of budgetary re- 
straints placed on Campus 
Police, as well as insuffi- 
cient manpower levels, City 
College's Escort program has 
been seriously crippled. 

With only one student po- 
lice officer and two regular 
Campus Police officers on the 
evening shift, many of the 
calls for the service cannot 
be answered, according to 
Campus Police Chief Gerald 
De Girolamo. 

"With student officers be- 
ing paid the student aide rate 
of approximately $5 an hour, 
many are opting for working 
in the private sector where 
they can make as much as $7 
an hour," said the chief. 

Since the publishing of a 
story in The Guardsman on 
the lack of proper external 
lighting in many of the ar- 
eas of the Phelan Campus, 
the Building and Grounds 
department has initiated an 
extensive search and reha- 
biliUtion program to iden- 
tify, regenerate, repair or 
replace any outside fixtures 
around the campus. 

Director of Operations Ves- 
ter Flanagan, in a report to 
the Board of Trustees, stated, 
"while many of the lights 
had been put out several 
years ago in an effort to save 
on electrical energy, the need 
to provide better lighting for 
the safety and security to all 
who use the Phelan campus 
is presently more important." 

He continued: "As a result, 
we will also be at the other 
campuses to see if they also 
have problems that will need 

Nov.30.Dco, ^, 
to be dealt with." 

Also as a result of thou 
Flanagan ended withl 
have sealed up the openi' 
the south fence and vri" 
tinue to repair it in oiu 
keep anyone from uBitio 
practice field for entei 
departing the campue.' 

Accident - At approrin^t 
2 p.m., on Friday , Novem^f 
6 motor vehicle accident jJl \! 
facilty parking lot 'E' du*i 
illegal parking in lot . 
Campus Police report lak. 
parties exchanged papers , Ho 


Accident -- At approxinuu||T, 
ly 8:45 a.m., on Friday, si 
vember 20th, motor vel3xT 
rolled over the embankiMQ 
from student parking iotl" 

September 92 Statistics 


Aggravated Assault 

Grand Theft - District 
Grand Theft - Personal 
Stolen Autos 
Recovered Autos 
Auto Boosts 
Bomb threats 
Weapons, Carrying etc. 
Malicious Mischief 
Disturbing the Peace 
Petty Theft - Personal 

Aided Cases/First Aid 
Traffic Accidents/Injury 
Other Misc.lncidents 

Total Incidents 

Campus Cases 





Intrusion Alarms/College 

Intrusion Alarms/District 

Escorts Total 

Lost & Found/ltema Recovsred 

Lost & found/Items Returned 

Abandoned Autos 

Total Cases 

# of Reported 

1 2 








Cash Loss 


















0, you know of a crime or Incident on any District property call The Guardsman t 



to community colleges because 
"they are not defendants in the 


The court decision follows a 
ruling last September where a 
Los Angeles judge decided that 
undocumented California stu- 
dents will be required to pay 
non-resident tuition fees. 

In 1985, an Alameda County 
Court judge ruled in the Leticia 
A. case that such students will 
not have to pay out of state 
tuition. This ruling spurned 
challenges from groups like 
the American Association of 

Monday, November 30 

There will be a safer sex lec- 
ture given in the College 
Theatre from 12 to 1 p.m. 
This date will also kick off 
"AIDS Week" at City College 
and there will be tables sta- 
tioned across the campus 
staffed by students who will 
hand out safer sex materials 
and information, 

Wednesday, December 2 

Steven Novacek will be per- 
forming guitar music from 
North, Central, and South 
America, Spain, Italy, and 
Czechoslovakia. The concert 
will take place in Room 133 
of the Arts Building, from 
3:30 to 4;30 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 2 

A slide show on life in Cuba 
in 1992 will be shovm by edu- 
cators Valerie Berger and 
Sue Evans and will take 
place in Room 101 of Conlon 
Hall beginning at noon. 

Thursday, December 3 
City Winds, a woodwind 
quintet will be performing in 
Room 133 of the Arts Build- 
ing, from 11 a.m. to noon. 
The program will include 
"Trois Pieces Breve" by 
Jacques Ibert and "Quintet" 
by Carl Nielson. 

Monday, December 7 

Over 75 artisans will be rep- 
resented in the Associated 
Students "Holiday Arts & 
Crafts Fair," to be held in the 
San Francisco State Univer- 
sity Student Union. The Fair 
will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m. and admission is free. 
Live music will be presented 
daily at noon. 

Special Notices 

The EOPS tutorial program 
is currently accepting tutor 
applications for Spring 1993. 
Especially needed are tutors 
for the fields of math, buai- 

ness administration, and 
English. Hours are flexible: 
Mondays through Fridays 
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
The salary is $5.02/hour, for 
10-15 hours per week. For 
more information regarding 
the tutor job description or if 
you simply want to pick up 
an application, please in- 
quire in B403. Return com- 
pleted applications to Mabel 
Michelucci's mailbox in 
B402. Application deadline 
is December 11, 1992. 

Tutor wanted: complete com- 
puter bonehead seeks knowl- 
edgeable smoothie to teach 
me how to use the PC's in the 
lab in preparation for Quick 
Basic. Will pay $10/hour for 
hands-on instruction. Call 
Greg at 626-3231 and leave 

LOST - Black book bag con- 
taining very important books 
and personal papers. A re- 
ward will be given to the per- 
son who finds or returns it. 
Please contact Wendy Lan at 
362-8801 or the campus police 
or Mr Brown in Batmale 
Hall, Room 632. 

Scholarship Information 

Society for Technical Com- 
munication Dr. Kenneth M. 
Gordan Memorial is of- 
fering several scholarships 
to students enrolled in gra- 
phic design, technical writ- 
ing, video production or other 
fields leading to a degree or 
certificate in technical corn- 
munication. Deadline is 
February 15, 1993. 

Illinois Institute of Tech- 
nology (ITT) Transfer Scho- 
larship is offering scholar- 
ships to qualified students 
from any community college 
in the United States who 
plan to major in engineer- 
ing, architecture, business, 
computer sciences, design, 
sciences or psychology at 

(Editor's Note: The above 
are just some of the scho- 
larships being offered. 
For more information on 
these or other scholar- 
ships, go to the Scholar- 
ship Office in Batmale 
Hall. Room 366.) 

from page 1 

Reacting to the decision. 
Dean of Students Anita Marti- 
nez said, "I'm pleased with the 
decsion and I hope that a 
similar ruling would prevail 
for both City College and the 
University of California sys- 

She said that this is fair to 
undocumented students be- 
cause they pay taxes in excess 
of the amount of social ser- 
vices they take back from the 

Martinez added: "I don't 
think that it is unfair in any 
way to citizens. These young 
people (among them undocu- 
mented students) are becoming 
part of the economy and I think 
they will contribute to it than 
hurt it." 

Moreover, La Raza Unida 
Club President Francisco Gon- 
zales approved of the ruling 
saying, "I'm elated. I'm very 
happy. I don't think it's fair 
for colleges to do that because 
there are people who have been 
here for more than 50 years, 
but still are not official citi- 
zens. I'm glad that some of the 
courts are finally moving the 
thing in our way." 

Renato Larin, Educational 
Opportunity Program & Ser- 
vices (EOPS) counselor, fa- 
vored the decision because such 
students "are part of the eco- 
nomic process - they consume, 
they pay taxes and that they 
should be entitled to higher ed- 
ucation since such is funded 
through taxes." 

However, Cambodian Stu- 
dents Association advisor Ka- 
ra Chimm disagreed saying 
undocumented students should 
pay non-resident tuition fees as 
a way of lowering or stabiliz- 
ing the college's fiscal crisis. 

Furthermore, Dean of Ad- 
missions and Records Robert 
Balestreri said, 'T'he last rul- 
ing we got from Sacramento 

was that indeed the uni 
mented students are I 
illegally. By Immigratioi: 
Naturalization Service il. 
regulations they cannot eS 
lish residency in Califor 
Since they can't and if thej 
apply here, they would hav 
pay non-resident tuition f 
until such time as they sf 
for legal status." 

Balestreri said that m tnf ■ 
mission process, there ' 
questions that determine r- 
dency, but the college is 
required to ask student 
show proof that they are/ 
legally. He said that theit 

bonafide resident and noi' _ 
force INS regulations. 

What the community . 
leges and the UniversD 
California system are s^; 
is that a student can tesU! ] 

residency unless a W'^ 
legally in the U.S. and ' 
fore he or she has to PW ' 
resident tuition fees, i 
Balestreri. ^, , .^^ ' 

In contrast. CSU detej 
that a student is a «;' \ 
he or she has stayed he" 
year and a day "rega* , 
the fact that he or she dot . 
have the right visa. ^ 

r-inTPi-tion ] 

In the last i^s"',,!irt»i 
Guardsman, it was reg^^ , 

the story entitled Vj , 
unity as A.S. ConsftuW 
dergoes historic r« ■ 
that all GPA and U^ 
quirements had been , 
Sated. This is .nc'.':;, ; 
should have read that ^ . 
requirements had bee 
nated as pertaining ws.. ' 
enrolled in non-credit 

enrolled in •'o»->-*--pi 
since they have no ur 
requirement remains "• 
for students enrolled _^'i^^ 



main the same for ^^ 
dents, but where _the ^^ 
tion says "u'^'^, ^^^ 
synonomous witn ; 

pertains to non-credit 

Vol. 114, No. 7 

City College of San Francisco 

Dec. 9-18, 1992 


See You 


Safe sex workshop 
makes safe sex fun 

By Bryan Smith 

Helpful Hints to Make 
Safer Sex Enjoyable: 

A. Fellas, if you sympathize 
with the common argument, 
"Wearing a condom is like 
showering in a raincoat," try 
familiarizing yourself with 
one through masturbation. 
Then when you put one on 
during the real thing it won't 
seem like a barrier to stimu- 

B. The spontaneity of a sex- 
ual experience will not be 
lost if the woman puts the 
condom on the man (perhaps 
with her mouth (?!). 

C. Try different types of con- 
doms until you find one both 
partners like. You can select 
from ones with ribs or bumps 
on the surface (a penis has 

[texture which the woman can 
ifeel). different colors and 
'flavors. Martian green is an 
amusing choice. 

D. Be sure to use a water- 
based lubricant which con- 
itains nonoxinol 9. This wilt 
not only prevent pregnancy 
and disease transmission but 
also make the condom less 
rubbery-feeling. Dry con- 
doms tend to absorb the na- 
tural lubrications produced 
by the vagina. This results 
in a dry, less pleasurable 
sensation, as well as in- 
creasing the possibility of 
■breakage. ■ . -- . 

E. Keep a sex kit near where 
you conduct your action. If a 
condom is not readily avail- 
able people often say, "Just 
this once will be al) right." 
Having a sex kit nearby will 
eliminate that moment of 
tension when you are fumb- 
ling through dressers and 
shelves for a condom while 
an unfamiliar partner waits, 
A kit might consist of con- 
doms, lubricants and a den- 
tal dam. 

F. When having oral sex the 
genitals should not be in di- 
rect contact with the lips or 
tongue. Use a dental dam or 
basic plastic wrap for cunna- 
lingus. A condom should be 
used during fellatio (blow 
job) because fluids are se- 
creted even before ejacula- 

G. Avoid non water-based lu- 
Ijrications like vaseline or 
creams because they will 
cause a condom to break. 

Controversy arises over 
construction site 


During AIDS Week at City College, students passed out condoms 
and safe sex information to other students. 

AIDS Week raises awareness 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

Student response to safe sex 
methods has increased over the 
previous years, according to 
Project SAVE Coordinator Tom 

Ammiano made this ass- 
esment during the local obser- 
vance of World AIDS Week 
(Nov.30-Dec.4). He said that for 
the last two years, the demand 
for condoms and information 
about safe sex and AIDS has 
increased two or three-fold. 

He also said that attendance 
in HIV courses has increased. 
A three-unit course (Health 93A 
"Selected Topics in Health 
Science") is taught by Robin 
Roth and deals with AIDS and 
sexuality and how different 
cultures interpret sexuality. It 
also provides students with pre- 
sentation skills on how to teach 
others about safe sex. 

At AIDS Week's end, the 
Project SAVE (Student AIDS 
Vanquishing Effort) Coordi- 
nator said that they have pro- 
vided a list of a thousand test- 
ing sites and have given out 

3,000 condoms. Project SAVE 
also gave out multilingual bro- 
chures about safe sex and AIDS 
throughout the week and had a 
sign-up sheet for the Safe Sex 
Club, which is being formed to 
help in the information drive. 

On Dec.l, a brief ceremony 
was held at Cloud Plaza to 
commemorate "World AIDS 


A Safe Sex Playshop started 
AIDS Week wherein safe sex 
methods were discussed and 
students talked about their 
ideas about the various me- 

Clark Taylor of Project 
SAVE, who coordinated the 
playshop, said, "We know 
from a lot of research that 
when people are exposed to a 
wide range of safe sex options, 
they choose the one they 
need.We want to help people to 
enrich their lives." 

He added that when people 
think about safe sex it 
oftentimes means that their sex 

See AIDS WEEK, page G 

By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

Proposed construction by City 
College of a 35,000-square-foot, 
two-story warehouse in the 
Sunnyside District residential 
area has created a hostile im- 
passe with neighbors who have 
historically fought to preserve 
land areas for the college, 

At a Nov. 23 meeting, called 
by Arthur Cherdack, vice chan- 
cellor of Planning, Research 
and Institutional Development 
at City College, cooperating 
neighbors came to give input 
on the site location and other 
matters related to construction 
of the warehouse. 

The meeting erupted in a 
volatile discussion when 
neighbors discovered that the 
college had already chosen a 
site on Judson Avenue and 
they were being asked only to 
choose between two landscape 
drawings for the warehouse. 

Feelings of "betrayal" were 
expressed by long-time resi- 
dents who said, "City College 
came to us to help save the 
reservoirs; we manned booths 
and tables and distributed peti- 
tions... we worked hard for 

A fait accompli 

Residents allege that City 
College is forcing this light 
industrial building "in our 
faces" without ever having 
consulted them. 

The audience erupted into ap- 
plause when Rita Evans, vice 
president of the Sunnyside 
Neighborhood Association, an- 
grily stated that they had met 
with Chancellor Dobelle last 
December whom, she says, in- 
formed them that the college 
would be growing and assured 
them that they would involved 
in all of its plans. "Now. you 
come to us with 'a fait accom- 
pli' plan and say 'you're 
sorry'? Well, 'I'm sorry' is 
just not enough!" Evans assert- 

In response to these charges, 
Dobelle, in a telephone inter- 
view with The Guardsman, 
said. "I told David Wall di- 
rectly to inform the neighbor- 
hood of our plans [warehouse]; 
if they were left out of the loop, 
I deeply regret that but, as the 

Recycling continues at CCSF 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

City College's Associated Stu- 
ents Council (A.S.) unani- 
mously approved the Pilot Re- 
iycling Program (PRP) pro- 
osed by Students for Envi- 
onmental Action (SEA) in a 
meeting held December 2. 
The approval means that 
tarting next semester SEA 
"ill set up recycling bins in 
he areas most heavily trodded 
>y student traffic. These areas 
nclude Cloud Hall, Ram Pla- 
a, Cloud Circle, the Visual 
'^'■ts and Arts Buildings. 

Anita Christensen, co-found- 
r of SEA which was formally 
ecognized as a club last Nov. 
5, expressed joy in the deci- 
ion saying, "We are ecstatic 
Hat the council has approved 
he plan and that we will re- 
cycle on campus." 

The other founders are Gret- 
hen Schubeck and Roswell 

ailey Pontius. 

On the importance of recyc- 
ing. Schubeck said, "We see 
ampus recycling as a way to 
lave the college money as well 

as educate the students of their 
responsibilities to the environ- 

Student reaction 

City College students also 
espressed enthusiasm for the 
program. Timothy Yee, 18, 
said, "Recycling is a great 
idea. It will not only help the* 
environment but also it will 
help reduce waste on campus." 

Amy Fong, 19, believes that it 
will teach students to be more 
responsible and will make 
them more aware of environ- 
mental problems. 

City College faculty members 
were also thrilled with the pro- 
gram. Laurene Wu McLain, 
American History professor, 
felt that recycling should have 
been done before. She sees it as 
a way of contributing to the 
over-all efforts to recycle in the 
Bay Area and also a way "to 
promote the use of recycled 

Program details 

The program itself focuses 
on recycling bottles and alu- 
minum cans on the campus 
and serves as a supplement to 

the white paper recycling pro- 
gram whereby the school col- 
lects reusable paper and sends 
them to disposal companies to 
be recycled. 

PRP will be experimental 
and, according to Schubeck, 
will last two months after 
which the club will evaluate it 
and explore the possibilities of 

The program, according to 
Schubeck, primarily aims to 
make City College students 
aware of the benefits from re- 
cycling and to encourage them- 
to do so and take an active role 
in saving the environment. 

The program seeks to a- 
chieve this by holding a 
Student Awareness Week, 
which will kick-off the recyc- 
ling program at the beginning 
of the next semester, added 

Expansion plans 
In the long run, PRP nims tc 
reduce the amount of waste en 
campus, involve local busi- 
nesses in the efforts, and to 
help the school in satisfying 

see RECYCLING, page 6 

institution's representative, it 
was Dave's responsibility to 
inform them. I'm very upset." 

Wall is chair of the Master 
Planning Commitee and past 
president of the Sunnyside 
Neighborhood Association. 

According to Wall, "the 
chancellor is not at fault as far 
as I can see. He probably 
doesn't realize that policy posi- 
tion, as I reported to the neigh- 

hood association of those plans 
and then informed the chan- 
cellor of the neighborhood's 
opposition to this change. It was 
then decided to place the ware- 
house plans on hold until the 
Master Plan could be com- 
pleted. The Master Plan for 
City College has not been up- 
dated since 1976. 

Concerns about the safety of 
storing paints and industrial 

The proposed site for the construction of the warehouse. 

borhood last February, was re- 
versed by the action of classi- 
fied staff in our Office of 
Planning in October," when, 
due to time constraints, it was 
decided that they had to site the 
warehouse immediately. 

Wall added: "The chancellor 
remains the neighborhood's 
best hope in solving the prob- 
lem with siting of the ware- 

In December, the warehouse 
site was not an issue, since 
another site adjacent to the col- 
lege practice field was targeted 
at that time. Subsequent to that 
meeting, George Shaw, former 
Assistant Director of Facilities 
and Planning for the college, 
made known his plans to 
break ground for the ware- 
house on the hillside in the 

Upon learning this. Wall 
said he alerted the neighbor- 

chemicals in the warehouse 
were expressed. One neighbor 
reminded the group that the 
fire in the Horticulture Depart- 
ment last year, fanned by 
strong winds inherent along 
the Judson corridor, carried 
cinders as far away as Mars- 
ton Avenue and triggered do- 
zens of calls to the fire depart- 

Cherdack assured the group 
that nothing would be stored in 
the warehouse that hadn't al- 
ready been on the campus for 
20 years. 

Safety and ecology 

City College's warehouse is 
now on Carroll Avenue, which 
Cherdack said is 45 minutes 
away and not time or cost effi- 
cient. He added that the build- 
ing has been condemned by 
fire officials for its current use 

see WAREHOUSE, page 6 

Project Survive to help stop the violence 

By Gretchen Schubeck 

Project Survive, a City Col- 
lege pilot project focusing on 
sexual abuse awareness and 
prevention, got the green light 
when the Associated Students 
Council recently voted unani- 
mously to meet the project's 
spring semester costs. 

The pilot project will be over- 
seen by faculty member Leslie 
Simon, who has extensive 
training in rape prevention 
education and crisis counsel- 
ing. Simon will also be teach- 
ing the "Women and Vio- 
lence" course {IDST 53A) 
offered through the Women's 
Studies Department, at 450 
Church Street, on Monday 

Simon will train two stu- 
dents who will become peer ad- 
visors. These students will 
also receive training from 
community based organiza- 
tions that specialize in coun- 
seling techniques that will help 
the peer counselors offer advice 
to students who have been 
raped or physically abused. 

According to Sue Evans, 
chair of the Women's Studies 
Department, "This program is 
an outcome of the growing 
concern on campus among fa- 

culty and students about these 

Evans added: "Although the 
college has a sexual harass- 
ment policy and the Affir- 
mative Action Officer Gary 
Tom will officially hear com- 
plaints, many students and 
staff are not aware of these out- 

Project Survive would also 
like to educate students at the 
eight satellite City College 
campuses through classroom 
lectures and in-service train- 
ings on the issues of sexual 
abuse and assault, physical 
battery, sexual harrassment 
and incest. 

With an epidemic of violence 
against women, California 
state legislators passed AB 365 
on October 14, 1991, that called 
for programs like Project Sur- 
vive on every college campus. 

However, the severity of the 
state budget crisis forced the 
Women's Studies Department 
to turn to other sources to get 
Project Survive off the ground. 

Although the Women's Stu- 
dies Department did receive 
funding for the start up of the 
pilot program from the A.S. 
Council, it will only be enough 
money to fund efforts for the 
spring semester. Consequently, 
the department submitted a 

similar proposal to the CCSF 
Foundation for Fall "93 fund- 
ing and, as of press time, it 
was waiting for a response. 
Violence epidemic 
The need for a program of 
this nature is urgent, accord- 
ing to Evans. One need look 
no further than the current 

* 40 percent of all women 
have been or will be raped at 
some point in their lives. 

* 1 out of every 4 women is 
attacked by a rapist before she 
graduates from college; 1 in 7 
will be raped. 

* It is estimated that 1 out of 9 
boys is sexually abused. 

* Every 15 seconds a woman 
is beaten by her husband or 

* 84 percent of women who 
haved been raped knew their 

With statistics like this it is 
estimated by the Women's Stu- 
dies Department that as many 
as 25,000 students at City have 
been or will be exposed to 
sexual abuse or violent behav- 

In an article published in the 
San Francisco Chronicle, Jac- 
quelyn White, psychology pro- 
fessor at the University -' 



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By I. Booth Kelley 

The month between Thanksgiving and finals is the mid-life 
crisis of the semester, You wake up one morning with the 
realization that you don't have much time left. Then copies the 
sinking certainty that you will never be able to ^"'sh every- 
thing you planned to do. You stare hollow-eyed into the mir- 
ror wondering-u'Aere did all the time go ? Is this all there ts7 

Well no need to panic. Denial can be used just as efTee- 
tively now as in middle age, It was with cheerful resolve^ 
therefore, that 1 closed my books, turned off the typer and left 
my unfinished papers to stew for the weekend I took to the 
road, bound for the stillness of the desert and determined to 
make some sense of this hectic semester. 

Sometimes a little distance makes everything fit together. 
And some things just never make sense, no matter how much 
you work them over. 

The administrative grudge has been a theme of this column 
from the beginning. We started with a parking problem. In 
short order, we moved to problems with the Building and 
Grounds department, problems with the inadequate hghting on 
campus For a grand finale, we have the administration 
spending $400,000 on a consulting firm, hiring out to do what 
many think is their own job anyway. , ., , 

But not everyone thinks that this is a problem. Like 1 say, 
some things make sense, others never do. 

This semesUr saw the approval of a new fee schedule, with 
tuition doubling or tripling what it is now. The increase came 
quickly and the debate was bitter. Our being one of the 
cheaper community colleges in the nation doesn't change the 
fact that lots of people are poor enough to be hit hard by the in- 

We are also the largest community college in the country 
and growing larger each semester. This was the semester in 
which the chancellor started speaking of "redefining our mis- 
sion" within the community. What this redefinition will 
mean is anybody's guess, but I for one am getting my core 
curricula while the getting is good. 

"While the getting is good"... there was some good to be got- 
ten in this past semester. We elected a new president, the first 
mandate for national change in 12 long years. More women 
were put into national office than ever before. We elected a 
new student government, and they performed the long-overdue 
task of updating the student charter. The gay-nghts bill was 
passed The right to abortion was upheld. And after much, 
much too long, the good word of Malcolm is getting spread. 

Then there's the stuff I'm not so sure about. Thirty thousand 
American troops stand poised, about to touch down on foreign 
soil They won't be home for the holidays. If it's a bad idea 
for us to be involved, then we're in much too deep. And if its 
a good idea for us to be involved, then we took much too long to 
get there. Good luck to them, and to us. There isn't any going 

I stood in the desert and I saluted the season. I love fall 
semester, it starts with the glow of summer days and ends with 
the warm anticipation of the holidays. My stress over my un- 
finished school work is tempered by the good cheer of the sea- 
son. , ., _ 

Many of us look eagerly ahead to the new year. Many ot us 
will come back after the holidays to a revitalized campus, 
well-lit and with expanded facilities and services. 

Others of us will be coming back here. 

Merry Christmas. Good Kwanza. Happy Chanukah. A 
quick prayer for peace and understanding, for more rain, for 
distant loved ones, and mostly for the idea that our hope and 
our strength will be enough to see us through. 

See you in January. 

We must 
go beyond 

By M. Gonzalez-Marquez 

"Tis the season to be jolly..." 
Jolly about what? While our 
government is spending mil- 
lions of dollars to feed the peo- 
ple of Somalia and to transport 
security forces, many of our 
own people await a holiday 
season of need. 

No one denies that the So- 
malis need food and shelter 
desperately, but what about peo- 
ple here. If we consider the in- 
creasing number of homeless 
people, of battered and/or aban- 
doned women and their child- 
ren, and the victims of gang 
violence, drug abuse, racism, 
sexism, homophobia, etc., the 
conditions here are far from 

If as much energy were in- 
vested in the betterment of this 
country as has been invested 
elsewhere, this country would 
indeed be great. 

I'm not saying that we 
should ignore the plight of for- 
eign nations, but that we 
should talte care of our own as 
well. As a people, we must 
demand to be provided with the 
tools for healthy, productive 
lives from our government. 
We must not forget that we pay 
through taxes for the man- 
sions, limousines and smoked 
salmon that our beaurocrats 

If Germany's long silent 
majority has staged an all-out 
war on the viciousness of ra- 
cism, if the students of a post- 
war, underdeveloped country 
such as Nicaragua can force 
their government to allocate 
six per cent of the national bud- 
get to higher education, how is 
it possible that the U.S., with an 
extensive history of activism, 
can be so impotent in, the face 

^ Happy Holidays from 
^ The Guardsman Staff 


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of its domestic woes? 

We are the nation, not the 
beaurocrats; they are merely 
representatives. By organizing 
into vocal coalitions, we can 
demand to be truly represented 
and provided for by "our" gov- 

Then again, I can write until 
my fingers cramp. We all 
know what the situation is. 
What is necessary is that we, 
the people, become active par- 
ticipants in the decisions that 
shape our lives. Until this 
happens, people of foreign na- 
tions will continue receiving 
more attention from our gov- 
ernment than the hungry peo- 
ple in our city streets. 

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By Ian Kelley 

For what shall it profit a man 

to gain the whole world, 

but lose his own soul? 

This is not a rhetorical ques- 
tion. The answer, I guess, is 
that "it will profit him the 
whole world." This is a trade 
off that many people would 
take... like most everyone else 
I want a bigger piece of the pie, 
I feel that I deserve a bigger 
piece of the pie. And I find 
myself looking in the mirror, 
asking-- How far are you 
wilting to go? 

Everyone wants a better 
world, and everyone knows 
what they are willing to invest 
to improve it. This is the time 
of year that we are the most 
thankful for what we've got, 
and the most bitter for what we 
don't. Jews are celebrating the 
validation of their covenant; 
Christians are celebrating the 
birth of the Man who came for 
them and died, that they might 
live. How far are you willing 
to go? 

Not that many people are de- 
mons, but not that many people 
are Jesus, either. Most of us 
live in the in between, where 
we have to use our judgement 
and live with the consequen- 
ces, At worst we become de- 
feated and we give up, unable 
to make things better for our- 

selves or for the world. At best 
we maintain our strength and 
hold on to the hope that we can 
do good, for ourselves and for 
each other. 

We cannot finish the work of 
the world, but we are not free to 
remove ourselves from it. 
Many people are discouraged 
by the odds against them, 
many people have lost their 
faith and ended their lives 
shaking their fist at the heav- 
ens, saying How could you do 
this to me? I deserved better. 
Why have you forsaken me? 
The answer is the same. 
Our lives are ennobled by the 
odds against us. It is as if the 
smallest act of good flies in the 
face of all philosophy, of the 
most abstract rationalization, 
Doing good for yourself and 
for the world offers testimony 
of your faith, of your hope, of 
your belief. 

This is the time of year when 
people feel the most religious, 
when people contemplate the 
eternal, and what we have 
been given. In the face of 
ridiculous odds, we continue to 
do small, good things. Or else 
we give up. 
What about you? 
A small, good thing. 
How far are you willing to 

Dear Editor: 

I can only say thank you for 
Jacquelyn Estrella's honesty 
and forth rightness in reporting 
on the Phelan campus book- 
store charging $1.09 for the 
CCSP 1993 Spring Schedule. 

For those of us who are sin- 
cere about rooting out waste 
and duphcity at CCSF, we must 
be prepared to make great sac- 
rifices in order to achieve this 
elusive goal. 

The 1992-93 Budget has al- 
ready arrived and yet we are 
only now beginning to take a 
serious look at the disposition 

and accounting for depart- 
ments, such as the bookstore, 
health center, and public rela- 
tions. Time is not on our side, 
but mechanisms, such as re- 
quired state auditing (Cal. 
Educ. Code sec. 84040), and 
careful monitoring of all 
Board of Trustees and Budget 
and Planning Committee 
meetings will certainly aid 
this process. 

We must work together with 
the faculty at CCSP, but only as 
far as this working relation- 
ship directly achieves our goal 
of returning CCSF back to a 
transparent and efficiently 
run community college. 

The Guardsman can and 
will be a valuable asset in 
voicing what can be done to in- 

Campus Query 

story by Carol Hudson Photos by Steve Gershaa 

Do you support President Bush's deci- 
sion to send troops to Somalia? . 

Susanne Daugharty, 25 

"There's a definite need for help in the dis- 
tributing of food and supplied. However, the 
amount of troops seems excessive." 

Angelina Teng, 22 


"It's good for the nation; it's not for war. In 

all to help the people that are dying. Therein 

nothing to be gained." 

Joselito Sering, 21 
International Affairs: 
"I believe Bush has ulterior motives. In his- 
tory no philanthropic work has been done 
without possible gain. I do support feeding 
those people. !f he is being truthful then I 
commend him." 

Agathe Eennich 

Faculty, Arts Department: , 

"I'm horrified. At the same time I've hart 
talk that some leftist people support tat 
which makes this a complex question, fa 
distrustful that this might be a political pW- 
I need more information." 

Taunika Ogans, 18 

"Yes, I agree because its for a good cause. 

Abraham Herrera, 19 
Computer Engineering 
President, Multicultural Club: 

"Delivering food is good but sending trow 
can be dangerous because there's going w 
a lot of weapons there." 

Rommel J. Hernandez, 21, 

Industrial Engineering: 

"I fully support the sending of troops to 

Somalia so that food can be distributed." 

sure that CCSF's Budget and 
Planning Committee and the 
Board of Trustees are also in 
step with these goals. 


Jonathan Cooper 

CCSF student 

Dear Editor: 

Whereas I supported your 
cause regarding the cost in- 

crease for the time s^lj^^^^. 
and the inconsistencies ^ ^ 
as a result, however. '" 
opinion you exhibited irr« r 
sible journalism by P^ j^ 
statements that I may t'JJ^rf 
you which were oti 

Bookstore Mw>''»', 


Oec. 9-18, 1992 

The GuardaBB»/3 



Heart-pounding rhythms 
envelop Student Union 

Students of yesteryear enjoyed Club eponsored dances. 

By Dennis Schwab 

Throbbing dance music, stro- 
be lights, a DJ, and a dance 
floor on a Friday night. Is it a 
club? No, it's the bottom floor of 
the City College student union 
and a dance is being held. 

To some, a dance on campus 
is a foreign concept. When are 
these dances? Who puts them 

Unbeknownst to many City 
College students, there have 
been three dances held on 
campus this semester alone. 
They are organized and put on 
by the various student clubs to 
either increase awareness of a 
club or to raise money for the 
club's operation. 

According to the Dean of Stu- 
dent Activities Darryl Cox, 
each club is allocated two in- 
stallments of $500, which 
comes- from the Associated Stu- 
dfenls, each semester. It is up to 


Why the low turn out? Eliza- 
beth O'Brien, the Inter-Club 
Council chairperson, cites the 
fact that the City College 
campus is mostly a commuter 
campus, most of its students 
come from all over the City 
and Bay Area and therefore do 
not share the sense of commu- 
nity classmates did years ago. 

O'Brien also feels that it is 
difficult to get word of an im- 
pending dance to students be- 
cause there is not an adequate 
way to communicate to the 
more than 37,000 people taking 
classes on campus. Posters and 
flyers are the advertising tools 
of choice, but billboard space is 
tight and many don't take time 
to read them. 

In the past, dances were 
sometimes marred by violence 
and destruction, both of which 
were often fueled by excessive 
alcohol consumption. Students 
were frequently frisked at the 
door for weapons. There also 
used to exist a policy that disal- 
lowed anyone who left the 
dance to enter again, the impe- 
tus being that it would prevent 
further alcohol abuse. 
No problems 

This policy has since been 
changed by Cox, who feels that 
"unless students act irrespon- 
sibly, we should treat them as 
if they are responsible." It does 
appear that recent dances have 
been relatively safe and trou- 

Putting on a dance is not as 
complicated as one may be- 
lieve. In order to do so, a club 
must fill out an application for 
use of district property that is 
available in the Student Acti- 
vities office. They must then 
get it signed by their faculty 
sponsor. Cox, and the Director 
of Operations for the school, 
Vester Flannagan. The student 
accounting office is then con- 
tacted and arrangements are 
made to meet the costs incur- 

Expenses are typically for the 
DJ or band, refreshments, and 
printing up tickets and promot- 
ing the dance. The school pro- 
vides four to six campus police 
officers, at no charge, until 
midnight on the night of the 

School dances, a tradition 
many of us walked away from 
after leaving high school, are 
still taking place, albeit less 
regularly than in the past, at 
City College. With advance 
tickets in the $4-6 range, it 
may be worth your while to 
come out and support the clubs. 
Information on upcoming dan- 
ces can be obtained at the 
Student Activities office, or a 
bulletin board near you. 

Looking for talent 

Speech competition provides 

:n semester, n is up lo - . -i 

to decide whether they 301110 wortiiy expcriencos 

the clubs 

w.uit to use that money for 
dances or not. Recently, most 
of the clubs have chosen not to. 

Years ago, when there were 
ewer students, dances on 
ampus were a more regular 
iccurrence. As far back as 

935, there were dances held 
HT homecoming and gradua- 
ion. With the advent of frater- 
lities and sororities, the num- 
ter of dances increased as 

lose groups started to put on 

leir own dances. 

During the 60's, with the new 
mphasis on changing the 
'orld, ending the Vietnam 
'ar and organizing protests, 
le novelty of holding dances 
ore off. Even so, dances con- 
nued to be held on a semi- 
egular basis and people still 
urned out for them. 

This contrasts with today's 
cene, where only 25-30 people 
ould be found on campus at- 
ending the Multi-Cultural 
clubs dance on December 12th. 

By Elizabeth Avila 

Ever thought of enrolling in 
Speech 38 to enhance your 
communications skills or de- 
velop your self-confidence, 
while at the same time meeting 
people? It can happen if you 
join City College's Speech 
Team, according to Cynthia 
Dewar and Ethel Quan-Tang, 
who oversee the team. 

Dewar, director and program 
coordinator of the Speech 
Team, said her "primary goal 
is to increase the size of the 
speech team so that everyone 
on campus knows about it and 
is able to participate." 

The Speech Team was 
founded 17 years ago by 
Anthony Woods a speech in- 
structor here at City College. 
According to Dewar, the team 
is a member of the Community 
College Forensic Association, 
a national organization. 

The Speech Team currently 
travels to campuses all across 

The Guardsman! 

The tuffest job you'll 
ever learn to love! 

Juan Gonzales 

(Faculty Advisor) 


drop by 
Bungalow 209 

the United States, competing 
against such schools as U.C. 
Berkeley, Stanford University, 
San Francisco State Univer- 
sity, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 
University of California of Los 
ATigeles and University of 
Southern California. 

However, according to De- 
war, "it's ironic that we field 
the smallest team (six mem- 
bers) from one of the largest 
community colleges. We could 
easily win National competi- 
tions if we had more- student 

Speech 38 is accepted by both 
the California State University 
and University of California 
systems. It is a three-unit cour- 
se, taken for a letter grade and 
the only requirement is to en- 
ter a minimum of two speak- 
ing events. "It's not easy, said 
Dewar. "It's the most challeng- 
ing, yet most rewarding." 

According to Dewar, City 
College, for the first time, will 
be hosting the Northern Cali- 
fornia Forensic Spring Tour- 
nament from February 19-21. 
Students from all across the 
Pacific Northwest will be com- 
peting in areas, such as extem- 
poraneous speaking, improm- 
ptu speaking, argument analy- 
sis, dramatic interpretation 
and prose interpretation. 

Last year, City College's 
speech team was ranked sev- 
enth in the nation. Chris Haitt 
won first place in prose inter- 
pretation, Daniel Parrish 
placed third in negotiations 
and Vicki Zika was a finalist 
in the informative speech com- 

According to speech team 
member Stan Miller, "the 
speech team is a great way to 
meet people." He said everyone 
is bonding together for the 
same goal, - - for the team to be 
successful in all fields. 

Miller added: "We bring out 
the fine points in each other." 

(Editor's Note: Anyone who 
is interested in joining the 
speech team drop by Sci- 
ence 221 or call 239- 


Chancellor Dobelle introducee Noah Griffin to campus community. 

Big challenge 

Media savvy is Noah Griffin's 
key to improving CCSF Image 

By Edison Young 

When Noah W. Griffin took 
over as director of Public 
Information for City College a 
year ago come January 22, he 
said he had one thing in mind 
- to change the public's percep- 
tion of the college. 

With the help of Chancellor 
Evan S. Dobelle, Griffin wants 
to change the old image of City 
College to one that conveys an 
atmosphere of openness ■- 
something that can't be ob- 
tained from just reading the 
class schedule and college ca- 

Griffin's task is to help over- 
see the college's external and 
internal communications, that 
requires working with the 
news media. But his 25 years 
in the business itself provides 
him some very familiar terri- 
tory to manuever in. 

Griffins' media and civic 
connections can prove useful. 
At one time, he served as exec- 
utive assistant to the general 
manager for the Department of 
Social Services, an instructor 
at the University of San Fran- 
cisco, and the public affairs 
director at KSFO/KYA radio, 
in addition to having his own 
television show, "It Matters to 
You" on KMPT/Channel 32, 
Griffin is still working on 
radio hosting a weekly talk 
show on KFRC, and has been a 
weekly columnist for the San 
Francisco Examiner for the 
past three years. 

"Noah brings a wealth of ex- 
perience and enthusiasm to the 
public information office," 
said Chancellor Dobelle upon 
Griffins' appointment. 

Knowing the inner workings 
of the media has its benefits, 
said Griffin. But, he stressed 
that in order to be successful 
when dealing with the media, 
you "don't ever lie to the press" 
because your integrity is one of 
the most important attributes in 
this business. 

Although change usually 
comes with its share of diffi- 
culties, the necessary adjust- 
ments have been made. In the 
brief time since his arrival, 
results from his efforts have 
beefi apparent in the daily op- 
erations of the school- 

"Our visibility has increased 
steadily in the past 10 months 
and it seems like for the first 
time that City College has a 
positive image in the commu- 
nity," said Griffin. 

Media relations 

All these revelations do have 
something to do with the new 
rapport the college has devel- 
oped with the editorial boards 
of all the local newspapers, 
said Griffin. He said there ap- 
pears to be more trust between 
the college and the media now. 

According to Griffin, the 
morale of the faculty and stu- 
dents is higher now that more 

recognition has been given to 
the college, which may be the 
first step towards bringing City 
College's presence out of the 
shadows and into the limelight 
of the community and the peo- 

"It is a wonder to work with 
Dgbelle," said Griffin giving 
much of the credit for the 
College's success to the chan- 
cellor, a person he considers a 
visionary who has made great 
strides in a short period of 

In addition. Griffin said his 
staff comprised of Donna Moo- 
ney, assistant public relations 
officer; Mark Ludak, photo- 
grapher; Marva Robinson, gra- 
phic artist; and Minerva Rey- 
es, senior clerk deserve alot of 
the credit as well, 


A native San Franciscan, 
Griffin graduated from George 
Washington High School in 
1963 and then went onto Fisk 
University and Harvard Law 
School. Among his accom- 
plishments were being select- 
ed for a Phelps-Stokes history 
fellowship, a Yale University 
fellowship, and a Coro Founda- 
tion fellowship in public af- 

Aside from being the Public 
Information Director at City 
College, Griffin has been a 
professional singer since the 
age of seven. He started re- 
cording in junior high and 
while in high school he per- 
formed with the Shirelles. He 
currently is a member of the 
Walt Tolleson Band. 

Griffin said he discovered 
his writing skills by accident 
in the summer of 1988 while at 
the National Association for 

Noah Griffin M.P.R. HOWARD 

the Advancement of Colored 
People (NAACP) convention in 
Washington D.C. Borrowing a 
typewriter, he wrote a tribute to 
Massachusetts Regiment 54, 
the first all-black unit in the 
United States military. 

His article, published in the 
Boston Globe, marked the first 
time he had been recognized as 
a writer. Griffin, who never 
qualified for upper division 
English classes in high school, 
hopes his experience will en- 
courage struggling writers to 
pursue their carreers. 

"I am proud and happy to 
become a part of the City 
College family," Griffin said. 
"As the largest two-year insti- 
tution in the world, with a di- 
verse student body, faculty, 
administration and curricu- 
lum, there is quite a story to 

Archives key to City 
College's history 

By Deleasa Jones 

Where is the one place you 
can get information on past re- 
cords from meetings held 
years ago? It is found in the 
archives where the preserva- 
tion of records and informa- 
tion for an institution can be 
collected once and preserved 
for a lifetime. 

City College's archives have 
been in existence since the 
1960's when students and fac- 
ulty stored items in the library 
that they did not want to throw 

Archivist John Few says the 
archives are "a good source to 
find past history of the col- 
lege." His job is to collect and 
organize material and to 
"make sure it is available to 
the students and instructors," 
said Few. 

In the archives at City Col- 
lege, one will find old catalogs 
from 1935, two yearbooks that 
were never published, and first 
issues of the campus paper 

Contributing to the unique- 
ness of the archives are the col- 
lections of original copies of 
memorabilia, including a sho- 
vel full of dirt from the 
groundbreaking of City Col- 
lege, student evaluations from 
the 70's, and the original 
master plan with the sketch of 
the campus, according to Few. 

"1 find the history of the col- 
lege interesting to me," said 
Few. While being an archivist 
is not his only job, he ac- 
knowleged that a lot of time 
and effort is put into keeping 
the history of City College 

4/rhe Guardsman 

Percussionist Kwaku Daddy's class will perform at the East-West Shrine Game at Stanford Stadium on January 24. 

Fnr.ultv member from Ghana 

Percussionist with a purpose performs 

By Bryan Smith 

Listening to his City College 
class of percussionists re- 
hearse, Kwaku Daddy paces 
leisurely in the middle of a 
large circle of students who are 
absorbed by the ancient rhy- 
thms they play. 

Almost under his breath he 
commands, "Tempo, tempo." 
The class accelerates their rate 
of playing. He nods, seem- 
ingly pleased with what sounds 
like a more desperate and 
earnest beat. 

The class he instructs prac- 
tices with great vigor, knowing 
they will be playing before 
80,000 people in a stadium and 
another 10 million on televi- 
sion at the East-West Shrine 
Game at Stanford Stadium on 
January 24. 

A game featuring the most 
accomplished college football 
players should have an equally 
provocative half-time show. 
This year's show, "Children of 
the World." celebrates today's 
youth as the hope and promise 
of tomorrow's world. 

Traditional music 
Daddy's percussionists will 
play traditional African music 
as children he instructs on an- 
other campus perform a har- 
vest dance. "It is a dance of 
celebration." says Kwaku. "It 
is a dance to make children 

happy. 1 like to include chil- 
dren in my performances be- 
cause it widens their intellec- 
tual and emotional scope 
through learning African cul- 
ture the fun way." 

Daddy was born in Ghana, 
West Africa, the son of a 
highly respected master drum- 
mer. He learned to play many 
instruments including the 
"talking drum," which was 
originally used to communi- 
cate messages over long dis- 

Daddy came to the United 
States as a Cultural Ambassa- 
dor, but he soon decided to stay 
in California rather than re- 
turn to Ghana. Through the 
Park and Recreation System, 
he began performing for grade 
schools. He now performs for 
75 grade schools a semester. 

Daddy has also performed 
with renowned jazz, rhythm 
and blues and reggae music- 
ians. Dizzy Gillespie was one 
of his favorites to perform with. 
"Of any jazz player, Dizzy 
probably expanded into other 
related music -forms more than 
the others," says Daddy. 

"After all," Daddy says, 
"jazz evolved from traditional 
African rhythms mixing with 
Cuban and European sounds." 
It is this diversity that is go- 
ing to be illustrated at the 

Shrine Game half-time show. 
California is populated by 
more varied cultures than per- 
haps anywhere in the country. 

"There is beauty in diver- 
sity," says Daddy. "Our per- 
cussionist group consists of 
women, blacks, whites and all 
social backgrounds. It is 
through music that 1 am able to 
introduce culture to people and 
open its doors to everybody." 

Daddy is a man who has 
been able to successfully unite 
his ends with his means. 
Through music, which has 
been his passion since child- 

"There is beauty 
in diversity." 

— Kwaku Daddy, 
faculty percussionist 

hood, he has brought under- 
standing to an American cul- 
ture obsessed with modernity 
that often ignores the beauty of 

"1 just want to help people ac- 
complish a better understand- 
ing. To me that is the big 
theme of the Shrine Game. To 
elevate consciousness to a level 
of togetherness." 

There is a steady rhythm of 

congas being played as Daddy 
stands just outside his circle of 
musicians. Like a conductor 
of an orchestra he gestures for 
a bongo player to join in. 
Then cow bells. He motions 
simply with eye contact and a 
nod. Then he raps his talking 
drum, altering the sounds with 
tension strings. 

In a little over a month, the 
class will be performing in 
front of millions of people. His 
ideal of celebrating diversity 
will have then reached a pin- 
nacle Daddy could not have 
anticipated as a child playing 
a talking drum in Ghana. 

He has 
with renowned 
jazz, rhythm 
and blues and 
Dizzy Gillespie. 

Star Makertvocal shower 

By Bryan Smith 

City College will present the "Star Maker" vocal sho 
concert, in which 50 singers of pop, jazz, classical, .„ 
theater, religious and ensemble will compete for prij^T 
their respective disciplines. l 

The event, which takes place in the College TheaUr 
Friday, December II at 7:30 p.m., is free to the public, ' 
hours of various forms of singing will provide studenU; 
a positive environment for observing the special needu 
abilities for each type of singing performance. 

Joshua Law, a City College voice instructor said, 
body wants to fee! they are accomplishing somethingj 
crete. This gives them a sense of recognition." 

Judy Hubbell, voice instructor and this year's orgftni, 
added, "The students' performances are taped so that i 
can go to the Listening Center and watch themselves, 
allows them to see exactly how well they performed." 
Gong show offshoot 
The "Star Maker" competition is an offshoot from 
former City College Gong Show, started by CCSF 
Director David Hardiman. Two years ago Hard i man i 
Law decided to start a talent show with more of an emph 
on credible singing performances. 

While the event has grown larger each year, Law waii 
sure if "Star Maker" could even take place this semester. 

•The funding for events has really dried up," he 
"We considered ourselves lucky to get things roll 
because at the beginning of the semester we didn't even I 
money for prizes. But a student. Beau Sullivan, acqu 
several prizes from local businesses. That's icing on 
cake." Prizes include restuarant dinners, CD's, and tid 
to the San Francisco Ballet. 

Instructors help 
While the singers are trained by their respective 
. instructors, in the final week of preparations instrud 
collaborate in polishing a student's technique. 

"The benefit of that is the students don't go into thei 
petition with the attitude that they belong to any partio 
teacher," Hubbell said- 
Most of the finalists on Friday are experienn 
SiOmetimes, however, there is a student who has nah 
talent he/she develops very quickly. 

Although new singers like to attend such events to 
how good everyone is in comparison to themselves, m 
the performers will not be there for the first time. 

The "Star Maker" competition has resulted in a ra 
increase of concentration in Law's and Hubbell's ela 
Anticipating a public performance has brought the 
dedication to a higher degree. With conscientious prari 
many of them can and do perfect their voices. 

Multi-media danci 
performance dazzl\ 

Performing a Very 
Dance and I Must Ha\, 
Asleep and Started Dre_ 
had a combination ofi 
dance, ballet, fencing,! 
room, and a dream corpi 
Great costuming 

I was fascinated by 
tumes worn in "Latin 
Ballroom Dance Sui' 
"Croatian Suite." These! 
ments were a style ofi 
that encompassed handi 
ing, foot stomping as 
dancing in groups and 

Each dance piece shov 
body movement is not 
ed only to the type of' 
being played. The creatij 
the dance is up to the * 
grapher and how he/she' 
to portray the ideas bell"" 

The Friday evening^ 
mance was warmly 
by a crowd of over K 
who responded with U 
and applause. 

Dance Gallery hasUnl 
tia! to transport audienC 
familiar with the nuan' 
movement to another 
where everyone has son) 
to celebrate through dancei 

By Deleasa Jones 

The presentation of Dance 
Gallery's "A Concert Celebra- 
ting the Entire Spectrum of 
Dance" was a unique combi- 
nation of dance and movement 
ranging from ballet to tango, to 
group dancing to solo perfor- 

The participants in the per- 
formance were from the P.E. 
and Dance Departments on 
campus and were varied in 
age and background. 

Although music and dance 
were the central focus of the 
performances, taped interviews 
and narration were an inte- 
gral part of many pieces. 

During the first intermis- 
sion, four women wearing 
fashions from the '50's and 
'60's walked up and down the 
aisles of the theatre serving 
water. Three men dressed in 
tuxedoes with lace scarves 
covering their faces interacted 
with these women and then 
suddenly dropped to the ground 
while the women walked over 

The lengthiest performance 
in the show, entitled "I Was 

take control; 

By Amy Johnson 

"Everybody's ugly in real life. 
You just have to look close. 
Look inside anybody's nose." 

So says the creator o( Ren & 
Stimpy and, well, it shows. The 
manic, bodily-function obsessed 
characters John Kricfalu-si 
spurts onto the screen of 
Nickleodeon are proof that 
boogers, farts, not brushing 
your teeth, unwashed socks and 
edible cat litter sell. Ren 
&Stimpy is clearly the coolest 
thing Nickleo-deon has 
produced in long time. So cool, 
in fact, that super-cool MTV 
picked it up. 

Kids' TV? 
While Nickleodeon is osten- 
sibly a children's network, it is 
a poor-ly-kept secret that 
college age folks have been 
tuning into their midnight Mr. 

Ed reruns for some time now. 
But when the on-the-edge 
chihuahua and his side-kick 
kitty started airing, it seemed 
like a cartoon that was made 
for hip collegiates and drunken 
fraternities everywhere. 

The humor in Ren & Stimpy, 
while certainly immature at 
times, seems somehow aimed at 
young adults. The pilot episode 
where the two homeless "pets" 
are taken to the pound and 
about to be gassed, ("You don't 
wake up from the big sleep!") 
doesn't seem like quite the 
thing for your four- year-old. 
The secret's in the... 

The appeal of Ren & Stimpy to 
older audiences is, aside from 
the hystrionic animation, the 
rfelationship between the dog 
and the cat. Kricfalusi's 
characters are quite a 
departure from what kids are 

used to seeing on the boob tube: 
basically an afternoon-long 
commercial for newly 
manufactured mutant toys. 

Artist/ writer/ director Bob 
Camp's own explanation of the 
main characters' relationship: 
"Ren is really obnoxious and 
hateful, but he's completely re- 
liant on Stimpy because he's so 
scrawny he can't defend 
himself. Stimpy completely 
loves Ren and he's too stupid to 
know that Ren is abusing him. 
They have a parasitic/symbiotic 

"They keep reminding us that 
it's a kids' show and we are not 
doing cartoons for 30 year-old, 
indignant scumbags like us," 
Camp adds. 

But the animation style Kricfa- 
lusi says, is not that "different 

from Bugs Bunny or Monty 
Python." Of course, the thing to 
keep in mind is that pre- 
schoolers and elementary kids 
were not big Monty Python 
fans. Kricfalusi just wanted to 
have good animation and a 
funny story; you know, like 
cartoons. Well, like they used to 

"We're people who've either 
quit or been fired from studios 
on town because we either don't 
fit in or won't fit in," explains 
Camp, who co-founded Ren & 
Stimpy's studio. Spumco with 
Kricfalusi and Jim Smith. 

Kricfalusi and Camp met on 
the show. Beanie and Cecil. 
which lasted five weeks, They 
have their own rules at Spumco 
now. #1: If you cannot draw, 
you cannot write. Camp 
complains that at other studios 
he's worked at, writers sat a 

typewriter and wrote out sight 
gags, which "is something you 
need to work out physically by 
drawing. The dialogue and all 
the gags are manifested by 
drawing-not by some guy at a 
typewriter who doesn't know 
how to draw." 

Cartoon politicos..NOT! 

They are also not particularly 
interested in being politically 
correct. Camp says, "They won't 
show a kid anything he will be 
slightly interested in. Everyting 
has to have morals, has to tell 
you right from wrong, and they 
don't entertain you along the 

And, Smith insists, "Our char- 
acters have expressions... A lot 
of the artists' own personal ex- 
pression make it onto the 
show... We try to resist formula 
at all costs so we don't ever re- 
peat an expression, body 

attitude or pose. 
The Spumco crew have 1 

successful in "crossing ' 
they've created a slight i 
binge. It's hard to go m 
without seeing at least onsr^ 
son in a Ren & Stimpy J;; 

there are posters and 

newly produced com": 


ed on the show. B"t iww 
insists that the public w 
stands the motive behi"" 
Ren & Stimpy Shorn: ^^^*^ 
half-hour of silliness. 

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The Guardsman/6 

S l» O R I S 


)y Mark Schmitz 

Wasn't the Niners' game 
igainst Miami a grand one. 
"m not talking about the lop- 
;ide6 27-3 score. Nor am I 
piking about the record- 
jreaking 101st grab by the 
jest wide receiver of all time 
.- Jerry Rice. What I am 
lalking about is the rain, 
rhe wonderful rain. 

Oh, I'm sure that those of 
,ou who witnessed Sunday's 
mme in its sloshy entirety 
vouldn't be so quick to con- 
■ur. Vou guys got wet. Soak- 
ng wet. The H20 probably 
ieeped down your body to 
jvhere the sun don't shine. 
Some of you poor devils prob- 
ibly came down with pneu- 
nonia. And you know what 
: say? So what! This is what 
botball is all about. Enjoy it. 
In this day of the domed 
itadium, one rarely gets to 
jee man's epic struggle 
igainst the elements. Do you 
realty think that Dan Ma- 
rino would have done that 
jad had the sun been shin- 
ing? I don't think so, people, 
[t seems that only Nature 
and Lawrence Taylor (who 
iS a force of Nature) have the 
ibility to humble an All-Pro 
luarterback so. 
I loved all the slipping and 
liding, the mud. the dark 
;ky. It is days like these that 
eave all the new-fangled, 
21st century, run and shoot, 
high-tech passing gimmick- 
ry nonsense in the dust, Or 
1'n a puddle 1 should say, 
Football is reduced to its 
asic components. Man a- 
gainst man. Pushing, shov- 
ing, and punishing blocks 
are the order of the day. May 
the best man win (or at least 
he one with better balance.) 
The great games of the past 
leemingly were always play- 
d in bad weather. At least 
e don't have to freeze our 
ushies a la the fans in 
reen Bay during the glori- 
lus Vince Lombardi era. 
h-y wearing ten 49er jackets 
It the same time. 
It's sad to think that the 
ast game 1 saw in the rain 
vas while playing John 
(ladden Football "93 on my 
riend's Super Nintendo 
ibout a month ago. The fact 

that he poured water on me 
while we played just didn't 
seem to equal the feeling of 
really being there. 

And for those of you who 
are still ticked about the rain 
I have a novel idea: read a 
newspaper. We're in the 
middle of a drought, stupid! 

Well, next time the Niners 
play in the wet and wild I'm 
gonna be there. Bringing 
my ticket, three jackets, and 
an umbrella. And maybe 
I'll see the Rain Man there. 
And he'll echo my senti- 
ments in his own unique 
way- "Yah, definitely rainy. 
Yah. Very wet. Yah. Ni- 
ners kicking some ass. 
Definitely kicking some ass. 

- The two outcomes of the 
signing of MVP Barry 

1) The Giants are now at 
worst a third-place team. 

2) A certain security will 
achieve new found popularity 
at the Pacific Stock Ex- 
change. Hint: it's not stocks. 

- The latest tragic injury - 
the paralyzing of New York 
Jets defensive lineman Den- 
nis Byrd -- is another woeful 
reminder of how violent this 
game called football is... 

- With Marge Schott in Cincy 
and the Japanese in Seattle 
we are two-thirds of the way 
to baseball's newest division 

~ the Axis East... 

- Maybe new Giants owner 
Peter Magowan can use some 
of his Safeway tactics to the 
fans' advantage. Ex: if it 
takes longer than five min- 
utes for me to get my hot dog 
they have to open another 
concession stand... 

- The Warriors' win over 
Shaq and 'Co. proves that they 
don't necessarily need a 
quality big man after all. 
And to ail those who believe 
that, have fun waiting for 
that fat old guy in a red suit 
to come down your asbestos- 
filled chimney with your 
bright and shiny new dunce 
cap - Bah humbug! 

- To the rest of you. Merry X- 
Mas and a Happy New Year! 


Title quest falls short, but best year ever 

By Claude Steward 

The best football team in 
Northern California traveled 
to Costa Mesa to meet the best 
team in Southern California to 
decide not only the state, but the 
national community college 
champion, in the Simple Green 
Orange County Bowl on Satur- 
day, December 5. Saddleback 
of Mission Viejo outdueled City 
College of San Francisco 24-12. 

It may not have been Miami 
versus Alabama, but the atmo- 
sphere was as electric, the play- 
ers as pumped up and the fans 
as excited as at any New 
Year's Day confrontation. 

The Rams were undone by 
six turnovers. Freshman 
quarterback Eric Grav was 

subjected to a constant pass 
rush. Gray completed 13 of 29 
passes for 160 yards and ran 
for 46 more, but threw four in- 
terceptions. Golden Gate Con- 
ference player of the year, 
running back Daymen Carter, 
was held to 72 yards on 17 car- 

Offense limited 

The Rams' offense, which 
had averaged over 500 yards 
through the season, was lim- 
ited to 278 total yards. The de- 
fense, however, came to call, 
holding Saddleback to 276 
yards of total offense, but gave 
up three touchdowns to rusher 
Marcellus Crishon. 

Despite all this bad news, the 
Rams were never out of con- 
tention until the end. Late in 
the game they took possession 

J Mark Schmitz 

Hie City College men's bas- 
tball team has jumped out of 
e gate in fine fashion. Just 
k Allan Hancock College, 
e Rams' latest victim by the 
)re of 80-75 on Saturday, De- 
mber 5. 

[Tie Rams just finished up 
lying in the Skyline Tour- 
ment, an event the team has 
in the last two years. This 
ar saw the team win twice 
d lose once. In addition to 
feating Allan Hancock in 
e consolation game, the 
ims beat College of Marin by 
e score of 82-58, and lost to 
ngs River College 76-63. 

'ity College's record now 
nds at 7-3, an impressive 
rk for an extremely young 
im that is comprised of seven 
ishmen and two sophomores. 


Coach Harold Brown has 
en impressed by the overall 
ay of the team. However, 
stakes have been abundant 
cause of the lack of exper- 
^ce. "These guys are new to 
ch other. They make a lot of 
stakes. I have found the 

Bitensity to be good, however," 

i»aid Brown. 

I^he team's two sophomores, 
Buirds Mark Goldenshteyn 
an,] Wendell Owens, are ex- 
ptited to make big contribu- 
ti'Mis, They'll get help from 
'f"=h standouts Lamont Minis, 
J^rinaine Boddie and Walter 
Jti' kson. 

Scoring record 

Jackson, a 6-4 forward, was 
named the Academic Athletic 
Association Player of the Year 
in 1991 and holds California's 
single-game scoring record 
with 78 points. 

Coach Brown feels Derrick 
Johnson, a former All-City per- 
former from Lincoln High, 
will perform admirably. 

The Rams have 10 more pre- 
season games before they 
tackle the meat of their sched- 
ule: the Golden Gate Confer- 
ence (GGC). 

City College's Randy Taylor (23) gets ready to say hello. 

onference play starts January 15 

[oopsters gear up for season 

Hundreds of fane travel south to cheer team on. 

at their own 17-yard line down 
by five points. Using good ball 
control offense City College be- 
gan to drive in Niner-like 
fashion down to the Saddleback 
31. Under pressure. Gray at- 
tempted a touchdown pass but 
was intercepted. 

Rare pass rush 
Saddleback presented the 
Rams with something they had 
rarely encountered during 
their ten victories - a relentless 
pass rush which forced a lot of 
hurried passes and four inter- 

The Rams started the season 
with a field full of question 
marks. Twenty-two freshman 
starters, rookies, who managed 
to rack up a perfect 10-0 record. 
City College came into the sea- 
son ranked just 17th in the 
state and were so successful 
they earned a shot at the na- 
tional title. 

As Coach George Rush said. 
"We had a tremendously suc- 
cessful season, one that ex- 
ceeded all of our expectations." 

Remember, a lot of these 
players are coming back next 
year so having a national 
championship trophy sitting in 
the South Gym is still a possi- 
bility. Anyway, congratula- 
tions to the Rams for a great 

The swarming, defense sacks the Rams' Eric Gray. 


Coach Brown would not spec- 
ulate about the Ram's chances 
in the conference except to say 
that every game, whether it's 
playing defending champion 
West Valley or rival Chabot 
College, will be a dogfight. 

Whether or not this nine-deep 
team can equal the achieve- 
ments of last year's team: 24-9 
record, third-place finish in the 
GGC, reaching the final 16 in 
the state playoffs, remains to be 

However, Coach Brown feels 
the team is learning from 
these preseason games and it 
will be ready for the all-impor- 
tant GGC race. "All we're do- 
ing is building on strengths, 
and improving on weaknesses. 
All nine are going to play, and 
they will be ready," promised 


QB Eric Cray looks on us RB D^ymon Carter tries to olude a tackle. 

M V H llnWARD 

CCSF Chancellor Evan Do belle 

and state Senator Quentin 

Kopp share a quiet moment 

during halftime. 

...and the award 
goes to... 

By Trish Harrington 

The City College football 
team was honored as a whole 
by its invitation to a bowl 
game, but there was plenty of 
individual glory to go around 
as well. 

Coach George Rush was 
again voted the Golden Gate 
Conference (G(X;) coach of the 

Prolific running back. Day- 
men Carter, received the Mc- 
Fadden Award as the GGC 
player of the year. 

j^d City College is well rep- 
resented among the All-Golden 
Gate Conference honorees. 

Named to the first team of- 
fense were quarterback Eric 
Gray, running back Daymon 
Carter, wide receiver James 
Hundon, tackle Joseph Adinol- 
fi, and guard Mark Fa'aita. 

Named to the first team de- 
fense were lineman Ted Col- 
lier, linebacker Vernon Mit- 
chell, defensive backs Sam 
Peoples and George Harris. 

City College had more play- 
ers named all-GGC first team 
than any other team in the con- 


Sports editor for Spring '93 semester. 

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2) full benefits package 

3) travel to exotic places 

4) work with a great staff 

5) free meals at gourmet restaurants 
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Men's Basketball 

Wed-Sat. Dec. 9-12, Modesto Tournament at Modesto 

Fri-Sun, Dec. 18-20, Santa Rosa Tournament at Santa Rosa 

Tuesday. Dec. 29, Santa Rosa at CCSF, 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 8, Race Express at CCSF, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday. Jan. 9, Castle Air Force Base at CCSF, 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, Jan. 11, UC Berkeley Club at CCSF, 7:30 p.m. 

Frid^, Jan. 15. Delta at CCSF, 7:30 p.m. 

Women's Basketball 

Wed-Sun. Dec. 9-13, East Bay Classic at Merrit 

Tuesday, Dec. 15, Napa at CCSF. 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Dec. 17, Cabrillo at CCSF, 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Dec. 19. Consumnes River at Consumnes. 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday. Dec. 22, SanU Rosa at SanU Rosa. 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday. Dec. 29, Sierra at CCSF, 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 5. Delta at CCSF, 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 12, San Mateo at CCSF, 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 16, Chabot at CCSF, 5:00 p.m. 

G/Tlie GuardBmnn 

CSU accepts transfer students jqj Consulting SUrvey 

By Elizabeth Avila 

According to a report recent- 
ly released by the California 
State University (CSU), the 
CSU continues to enroll four 
times more community college 
transfer students than the Uni- 
versity of California. 

Harold Haak, CSU interim 
senior vice chancellor of aca- 
demic affairs, "CSU has a 
commitment not only to enroll 
significant numbers of com- 
munity college students, but to 
graduate them." In 1990-91, 52 
percent of the 50,352 degrees 
awarded by the CSU were 
granted to students who had 
transferred from a California 
community college, said 

According to Haak, "even in 
the midst of a severe budget 
crisis, CSU contiues to fulfill 
it's mission to serve the state's 
community college students. 
We have developed several 
programs to expedite the trans- 
fer process, including working 
with the U.C. and the commu- 

nity colleges on a transfer cur- 
riculum. And, we continue to 
give the highest admission pri- 
ority to upper division transfer 

He continued: "While it's 
possible to do better, we believe 
we are doing a good job of 
bringing the students into the 
system and then helping them 
make their way out." 
Americans, Latinos and Fili- 
pinos are underrepresented 
among City College transfers 
to CSU. In Fall of 1990, 795 
students transfered to CSU sys- 
tems, however only 20 percent 
were African-American, Lati- 
no or Filipino. 

Although, according to Haak, 
this distribution among ethnic 
groups has changed during the 
past five years with an overall 
increase of 1.792 ethnic stu- 
dents transfering to CSU sys- 

One area specifically in- 
cluded as a definite area of 
improvement was the distribu- 
tion of transfer students 
among ethnic groups. African 

WAREHOUSE confd from 

and they must find a new loca- 

Construction on the proposed 
Judson Avenue site, located on 
the northeast end of Phelan 
campus near Forester, would 
require at least partial re- 
moval of a grove of eucalyptus 
trees, according to Vice Chan- 
cellor Cher dak, which resi- 
dents said would deprive them 
of their only view with trees. It 
would also destroy the homes of 
ravens and hawks who have 
nests in those trees, seven- 
year-old Alize Asberry pointed 

Cherdack said that an envi- 
ronmental impact report still 
needed to be done and asserted, 
"we are concerned about the 
environment too." 

He attempted to assuage con- 
cerns over increased traffic 
congestion in the area saying 
that the 20' - 40' trucks would 
enter the campus from Phelan 
and, using Cloud Circle, would 
continue on the road behind 
Batmale Hall and the Child 
Development Center and, after 
stopping at the warehouse 
would continue down, exiting 
on Havelock. 

More congestion? 

Cherdack insisted that, even 
though an access road to the 
warehouse would be created off 
Judson, only automobiles and 
vans would be allowed to use it. 
Traffic would be contained by 
a gate secured by a padlock. 
He added that, although four 
parking spaces would be taken 
away, more than 34 would be 
created for warehouse staff. 

At a regularly scheduled 
meeting of the association on 
Dec. 1, Kasey Asberry, a repre- 
sentative of the Sunnyside 
PTA, spoke of the intent to 
make Sunnyside a laboratory 
school, the thrust being ecology. 
She said, "that little spot of 
land would be a focal point for 
our ideas and for kids to go 
and study about wildlife." 

Asberry explained the unique 
nature of that area calling it 
"a special kind of ecosystem 
system or 'ioma,' meaning fog 
area or, a small place where 
things can develop with that 
special type of moisture that's 
in the air but not on the ground 
Asberry concluded by saying, 


1 IVft^US 

Sunday, December 13 
Dr. William Grothkopp. Jr. 
will direct the City College 
Community Chorus and Or- 
chestra in a performance of 
works by Bach. Beethoven, 
Vivaldi, and faculty member 
Gerald Mueller. The perfor- 
mance will take place in the 
City College Theatre at 4 p.m. 
Admission is $6 for the gen- 
eral public and $4 for stu- 

Wednesday, December 16 

The "Tuesday Night" Band 
of City College will play its 
winter concert at 8 p.m. in 
the little theatre. The 18- 
piece band under the direc- 
tion of trumpeter/music edu- 
cator David Hardiman will 
survey the range of classic 
American big band jazz. 

page 1 

"it has the potential for a real 
important study for children 
and is close to our hearts." 
It's about the children 

Another resident and father 
of a three-year-old expressed 
concern at City bringing in 
heavy equipment and large 
trucks, pointing out that there 
is a day care center at the bot- 
tom of the hill. "What if one of 
those trucks gets loose and 
rolls down the hill? Where are 
those children going to be? 
This is about children," he 

Previously scheduled key- 
note speaker. Senator Quentin 
Kopp. whose office has been the 
recipient of the neighborhood's 
concerns over the warehouse, 
expressed a desire to "oblige," 
suggesting that City College 
should look for another site, 
rather than "destroy some of 
the aesthetics." 

A major cause of anxiety for 
City College, said Cherdack. is 
the deadline for the state fund- 
ing. If the warehouse facility 
is not completed by June 30, 
1993, he said the state will 
withdraw the $4.5 million allo- 
cated for the project and "we 
may never get it back." The 
group was unimpressed and 

Kopp promised that he would 
"utilize his office and what- 
ever prestige he has in secur- 
ing a holding of the money un- 
til the location [problem] is re- 

Kopp/Dobelle to meet 

Vice President Evans sug- 
gested that the group develop a 
"strategy to slow down or stop" 
the warehouse construction at 
that site. It was decided that a 
steering committee would be 
created to select a task force to 
meet with Chancellor Dobelle 
to which Senator Kopp re- 
sponded, "I would be pleased to 
be part of your delegation," 
and agreed to call Dobelle be- 
fore the end of the week. 

"I think they need to meet 
and explain the college's point 
of view," said Cherdack. 

In response to another resi- 
dent's concern over the $4.5 
million cost to construct the 
proposed warehouse, Kopp said 
he would write a letter and 
check into it. 

LEXXElvS cont'd from page 2 

Dear Editor: 


Half truths don't tell the 
whole story. Had your reporter 
who wrote the time schedule 
piece checked with this office 
she would have found that we 
are neither authorized to in- 
crease nor decrease the price of 
the time schedule or the cata- 

At the suggestion of two peo- 
ple, the administrator who his- 
torically has handled these 
publications and the liaison 
with the Budget and Planning 
Committee, 1 served as a con- 
duit for their suggestion which 
the committee approved. 

On the day Inez Marcistno of 
the bookstore came to us about a 
hardship caused by the price 
discrepancy, I came back be- 
fore the committee to seek clar- 
ity and consistency in their 
policy direction. The pricing of 
both publications remain with- 
in their purview. 

Noah GrifTin 

Public Information 


The recent controversial decision by the San Francisco Com- 
munity College District Board of Trustees to hire KH Con- 
sulting Group to assist with budget planning is entering its 
initial phase - a campus-wide survey of students, faculty and 
classified stafT. 

Because of the urgency of the fiscal crisis facing City Col- 
lege, KH Consulting plans to complete its assessment by 
March 1993. According to KH Consulting, its objectives are to 
(1) define policy options, including identification of program 
priorities and related delivery costs, and (2) identify cost 
containment/reduction opportunities linked to program priori- 

The Guardsman was asked to print the survey that appears 
below, so that students and faculty could express their views. 
The survey is to be cut out and returned to the address listed on 
the form. 



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PROJECT SURVIVE, conf d from page 1 

North Carolina, found through 
extensive research that women 
ran twice the risk of rape or at- 
tempted rape during their first 
year of college if they had been 
sexually assaulted as adoles- 

Her research also found that 
the risk of rape or attempted 
rape during adolescence was 
higher in women that had been 
exposed to family violence or 
sexually victimized as a child. 

White said that these results 
suggest that rapists can sense 
vulnerable woman, but she 
didn't know "what they were 
cuing in on." 

She also stressed that the re- 
sults of her research do not 
mean that women are respon- 
sible for being raped. 

In documents obtained from 
the Women's Studies Depart- 
ment, "More and more women 
are coming out as survivors (of 
sexual or physical abuse) to 
their classmates and instruc- 
tors. The women survivors on 
our campus need a place where 
they can receive specialized 

crisis counseling, form peer 
support groups and learn about 
community services that can 
meet their long-term needs. 

"For other students that 
might be potential victims of 
violence, the City College 
classroom is probably the sin- 
gle opportunity they will have 
to learn about how to protect 
themselves against victimiza- 
tion. For potential perpetrators, 
a discussion of rape prevention 
in class can educate them 
about the importance of healthy 
sexual communication." 

Rape Prevention Education 
Programs exist at each of the 
nine University of California 
campuses. San Francisco State 
University recently established 
its first Rape Crisis Center. 

According to the Project Sur- 
vive proposal, "it is time for 
City College to join the other 
California institutions of high- 
er education in their commit- 
ment to end sexual and physi- 
cal abuse through prevention 
education programs." 

AIDS WEEK confd from page 1 

lives are over. "But we know 
that people will continue to do 
it. We want to help them not 
only to do it safely but enjoy it 
even more," 

Also during the playshop, 
Taylor said they discussed how 
to enjoy activities outside sex 
like massage and other things 
that people have enjoyed tradi- 

Roth, also of Project SAVE, 
added that there are many 
things a person can do other 
than sex that are "fun and sex- 

Moreover, Taylor said that 
information is necessary be- 
cause the 15-24 age bracket is 
where there are more sexually 
transmitted diseases than in 
any other age group in the 


Students expressed approval 
of the information drive. Nia 
Matthews. 18, said that this is 
good because it's a way of 
making people aware of me- 
thods that will protect them 
from getting AIDS and other 
sexually transmitted diseases. 

Everett J. Valle, 19, added 
that AIDS is a disease that 
transcends all racial bound- 

aries and therefore everybody 
should be informed about safe 

Lastly, Tanya Brown of Ca- 
reer Development and Place- 
ment Center agreed by saying 
that the information drive will 
educate people about safer sex. 


In the last issue of T h e 
Guardsman, it was reported in 
the story entitled "Call for 
unity as A.S. Constitution un- 
dergoes historic revisions" 
that all GPA and unit re- 
quirements had been elimi- 
nated. This is incorrect. It 
should have read that "all GPA 
requirements had been elimi- 
nated as pertaining to students 
enrolled in non-credit classes, 
since they have no GPA This 
requirement remains the same 
for students enrolled in credit 
courses. Unit requirements 
remain the same for credit 
students, but where the constitu- 
tion says "unit," it will be 
synonomous with "hours" as it 
pertains to non-credit students. 

Also, Dr. Marquis was quot- 
ed as referring to the "desper- 
ate" part of the campus; it 
should have read "disparate." 

By Jncquelyn A. Estrella 

A pilot program, scheduled 
for Summer '93, which would 
target a small group of contin- 
uing students and allow them 
to register for classes by tele- 
phone, could eventually do 
away with those all too famil- 
iar long registration lines. 

The purpose of the pilot is to 
test Pacific Bell's Periphonics 
software for any potential 
"bugs." The system, which is 
currently used by more than 90 
colleges in the United States, 
including University of Cali- 
fornia in Berkeley, according 
to Robert Balestreri, dean of 
Admissions and Records, 
could be up and functioning as 
early as May '93, if all goes 

"The resolution just got ap- 
proved by the Board of Trustees 
so we don't have the whole se- 
quence of events in place," 
said Balestreri, but "this is 
probably what will happen." 

A worksheet will be included 
in the time schedule which 
students will need to fill out 
completely so that the process is 
"made easier and without er- 
ror." It will take them through 
each sequence, step by step, 
Balestreri said. 


Continuing students will re- 
ceive a registration date and 
time in the mail, as they do 
now, which will say, "you may 
come in or you may call in 
order to register," and students 
will have a designated amount 
of time to do so. 

Students will first access the 
system by touchtone phone and 
then begin by inputting their 
ID (social security) number. 
Once the student's ID number 
is confirmed by the system, a 
computer voice module, the 
student will be requested to 
register for classes by CRN 

The system will have some 
internal checks which may in- 
clude 1) time conflicts; 2) pre- 
requisites, which are now left 
up to the instructor and de- 
partment chair; for example, 
the system may say, "please 
'check catalog for pre-requi- 
sites" as a reminder to the stu- 
dent); and 3) lab or lecture 

"On-line" help will probably 
be available by pressing the 
"#" key. 

After this sequence, Bales- 
treri continues, the system will 
ask, "do you wish verification 
of classes in which you have 
just enrolled" and the student 
will respond "yes" or "no," on 
the touchtone pad. 


Then the system will ask if 
the student would like a "con- 
firmation of enrollment fees?" 
if the student responds affirm- 
atively, the system will then 
say, "you owe a certain a- 
mount of money and must pay 
within 72 hours or be dropped." 
Fees may then be mailed in or 
the student may come to the 
campus and pay in person. 

Initially, the college will 
mail the ID and printout of 
classes to the student. If this 
proves to be prohibitively ex- 
pensive, said Balestreri, stu- 
dents would then be required to 

come to the college ' 
them up m person, i 

A $3 "user fee" ,vill v. 
to regular fees. i.e. e** 
(tuition), student heah^ 
and Associated Studen? 
parking sticker fee ,'' 
ing to the resolution J!t 
by the board, "it ij fjj 
that the revenues een««r 
the $3.00 user fee ^11 > 
leasing costs" of apnr^ 
ly $50,000 per year. ^ 

Balestreri said stu(J.M 
probably be able to acZ 
credit cards on the phon/i; 
is unsure how that mav 
as yet. '' 

Non-credit studeAU 

Initially, only coniij, 
and credit students wfll; 
access to the system. % 
treri said that Steve Hen 
Dean of Admissions anP 
cords for Non-credit, ist 
ing with the Registrar,; 
Lynch, in developing g^ 
mon application and Bafet 

envisions that non-crediti 

dents will have acce»i 

soon as well. ';^~ 

The only enhancementi^^ ^ 

quired are for the heariiK 

paired and Pacific Bell 

assured Balestreri that cm 

cations will be no problej HI! 

The phone lines for thii 

tern will be located at {Met — 
Bell processing and willHE^ 
act with the computer t^'Z^ 
on Phelan campus. 

Balestreri said researd — 
this project has been goiij -~ 
for nine years and pent* Vc 

feels that "it should havek i- 

implemented a long timei 

He said that the deei^ 
lease, as opposed to pu 
was made because, "we'r^ 
in the business of maiuj 
that type of system. I thiii 
learning curve is too gi 
He adds, "when you're U| 
about implementing sDidcti 
in a short period of timt,! 
need some people whob' 
what they're doing." ■ 

Bjorn Solberg, director rf! 
dent Information SystW^. 
U.C. Berkeley, where M 
students register each M 
ter, said they experienwdi 
initial problems when siA 
"panicked" because da 
were closed. Students theai 
ceeded to flood the system' 



more than 200.000 calls i 
day. Needless to say, llif 
tem couldn't handle ths 
ume. J^ijg 

Balestreri said he hadL 
en to U.C. about this pr#wa 
which was quickly resolrtrGt 
creating a "wait list." Bi 
treri said that City's s^By ' 
will be programmed to fc" 
calls from students on')'',^^ 
in a designated time periiP"*o^ 
they fail to register durin|g^° 
time, a "free time' will In, 

In order to accomraodM 
dividual student scheJj^ 
Balestreri hopes to see alt^ 
of phones, such as white » i^j^^ 
esy phones, with a toufkj g^ 
pad that would automaW^Q ^ 
access the system so stw j^^^ 
would be able to come onOrgraj 
pus during their re^stft^tabl 
time and use the system, -ehat 

"I hope to see 100 percent>ioj,g 
ticipation of continuing *ng 
dents," said Balestreri. ipoke 

RECYCLING, cont-d &om page 1 

Assembly Bill 939 that calls for 
cities and counties to recycle 50 
percent of their waste stream 
bv the year 2000. 

Plans for expansion, accord- 
ing to Schubeck, will seek to 
create a full-scale program that 
will include collecting scrap 
metal, composting, plastic, 
mixed paper and other recy- 
clables and to eventually in- 
volve the other campuses. 

The plan will be adminis- 
tered by Pontius, Christensen 
and Schubeck. The club, which 
now has 18 members, will also 
perform the tasks of keeping 
recycling data, operations data 
and financial records. 

PRP calls for placing two 
bins in Cloud Hall, another on 
Cloud Circle just off Batmale 
Hall, one on Ram Plaza, one 
in the Visual Arts building 
and the sixth in the Arts 
building. A storage area will 
be set up near the Student 
Health Services Center. 

The bins are 55 gallon drum 
containers made up of recycled 
material and will be secured 
by cam locks. There will be 

two openings on the com 
one for bottles and the oc- 
eans and it will have »•« ^^'l 
lingual identification. 

In addition, reusabtej 
will line the bins and "» 
teers will use carts to sWiflHfu 
full bags in an 8' by 8 Ijg"'J 
container in the storage flW«ll 

According to the p'a"'^ r 
Richmond Environmental* 
ion will pick up the bags ^ 
ing non-busy hours eveij 
weeks and will issue am* 
ly tonnage report. ^^ 

As of now, aluminun* g^ 

at 30 cents per pound ajL^^Joing 

is 2 cents per pound. *^^^ionnl 

estimated a monthly '^'^j^poj 

of $243.70 from the appn>»y ^ 
amount of aluminum cans 

bottles used on the ca»FAt 
Part ofit will be donated Wtemesi 
Campus Child DeveloPjition 
Center, with the renj^Jid ar 
funds going back to tner^ose 
gram. *S^ee 

, drinng 
The initial cost of '"^jy.SO 
gram is $3,960 to be (""'Jan. 
the Associated Students , 


^l. 115, No. 1 

City College of San Francisco 

February 3-16, 1993 

Budget shortfall creates grumblings 



By Michael Wood 

The growing fiscal crisis at City 
College has ignited controversy 
over Chancellor Evan S. Do-belle's 
handling of the budget. 

Former Executive Vice Chancel- 
lor Austin White has charged in 
an article published in The Ob- 
server, a on-campus newsletter, 
that the budget crisis is due to poor 
long-range planning on Dobelle's 

In the article, White, now a his- 
tory teacher at City College, said 
that Dobelle eliminated a $12 mil- 

Chancellor Evan S. DobcUo 

Austin White 

Dr. William Marquis 

lr,».r„,;^' "\\T n I,- '■'"* reserve, $6 million of which date as to what he was doing," said "We [City College] had a good 

larqUlS Well on his was hidden, by increasing full- White. reserve of almost $6 million in 

I'ay to recovery; may time staff, converting part-time He added: "Prop A money has rollover and almost that much 

etum in March staff to full-time and converting kept us from bankruptcy up until more in hidden reserve in ac- 

non-credit courses to credit. now, but it was a one-time revenue, counts like maintenance and util- 

y M.P.R. Howard White told The Guardsman, So, now he (Dobelle) has brought us ity." 

"Dobelle's approach was short- to a fiscal crisis with a shortfall The hidden reserve was" Itept. 

A reward has been offered for term. He saw the problems and that could go as high as $20 mil- according to White, "because the -~ 

Itorniation leading to the arrest solved them. But. instead of pro- lion. This shortfall has brought us schooldl^n't want to appear too 

ii-. ""'','.! " ^rtWlii^Trt^'^''"^ -ih^- n'l ""- yr"^S hP ""'r ■-.. th^. .L^y ^fr.»^^..i»ff - rich when dealing with state appro- 

irn,,.,. n ^^ c -r K "^ ■' projected one or two. The situation could have politi- priations and the unions." 

irnier Board of Trustees Presi- .™, d . . .. . . <wi.-.. j ,t^ ,-. n . - . 

Ent William Perez Marquis as he ^"® ^"^""^ should have exer- cal repercussions. White said. City College business teacher, 

ft his Kirkwood Avenue office of ^^^^^ more control. He told the "down at Foothill College, the Joanne Hendricks told The 

le Senators Club which he found- Board he could take care of things, whole Board got voted out and the Guardsman, "the Chancellor was 

trying to find ways to save and 
make money to keep the school go- 

"We have been spending more 
money than we've been getting. 
Dobelle did nothing intentionally 
bad, he just wasn't paying atten- 
tion. You have to project long- 

but he didn't keep the Board up to chancellor went too. 

uLttra7L'u":ra^'^:u"s One percent trimmed from departments 

Warquis has since undergone se- J3 U-Cl^G L CllSlS SpUlS C ULS 

iral surgeries. Although he is in _ _ , , „ . ,,,, . _, . . 

able, but serious condition, his ^^ Rommel L. Funcion When asked whether the com- 

ihabilitation is expected to be a munity would have been better 

bng and slow process " accord- I" 'ig*^' "f City College's budget served if the money spent for KH j n i n aa ■ ■■ 

ig to Diane Bone, a family crisis, a one percent cut to all aca- Consultant Group had been in- J?"^^ ."J" "o^elle didn t, said 

lokesperson. demic departments has been im- vested in the school, Lee said, "the ^" '^, ", 

|In the interim, Marquis' term as plemented by the Budget and Plan- consulting group is helping us to 

resident has been completed. On ning Committee. look at everything we have been 

inuary 28, at a regularly sched- Vice-Chancellor for Instruction doing and we're facing a deficit of 

ea rneetmg of the Board, Tim Frances Lee said that the depart- $10 to $12 million and, if they are 

[oiired was elected as president. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ..j^^j^ ^^ ^^^^^ succesful in helping us to focus on 

cancellations of low enrollment what we should do. then I think 

classes, faculty on overload and to it's money spent well." 

not fill classes that have not been No Money-No Choice 

staffed," as possible areas to make Lee :idded: "1 wish we didn't 

irquis remains a trustee to the 

See MARQUIS, page 8 

'hange shaped 1992; 
'all Highlights 

y Rommel L. Funcion 

Change was the word 
that shaped 1992 

" City College, the previous 
Hester was defined by an in- 
ase in tuition fees, the Rams 
ng to the community college na- 
na! championship bowl and an 
joing budget crisis. 

Student Fees 
't the beginning of the Fall 
lester, plans were made to raise 
•ion fees from $6 to $10 per unit 
an additional $50 per unit for 
Be returning with a bachelor's 
ee. These fees took effect this 
"E. A student health fee of 


have to deal with this problem. I 


was also implemened last ^#. 

See CHANGE, page 3 

Ann Clark, co-chair of the Bud- 
get and Planning Committee, said 
the committee has been unable to 
find $6 million in hidden reserve. 

"Prior to Dobelle there was a 
history of not revealing the actual 
budget figures," Clark said. 
"Once Dobelle came on board and 
hired Peter Goldstein as budget 
director, that practice ended. 


Disi'itKitM Dv TiiDun* MwM Struct! 

wish we had money so that we 
wouldn't have to ask the depart- 
ments to make reductions, but we 
don't have any choice." 

The Business Department, ac- 
cording to Department Chair Betty 
Johnson, has cut approximately 
$21,000 from its budget. Part of the 
cut came from four classes that 
were cancelled because they were 
not staffed, 

Johnson said they gave back 
$1,000 in laboratory aid money 
and $1,430 in travel money. She 
said an additional $7,700 will be 
saved since one instructor told her 
that her class can be cancelled due 
to low enrollment. 

"The four part-time instructor 
positions that we did not fill saved 
about $2,856 per instructor, but 

See BUDGET, page 2 

2/The Guardsman 
BUDGET, com. from page 1 

these cuts did not really effect our 
department," said Johnson, 

Biology Department Head Mi- 
chael Guthrie said the cuts had 
little effect on his department be- 
cause there had already been 
changes made in anticipation of 
the budget committee's cuts. 
Not significant 

"The only real effect it had was 
the cancellation of one course that 
became necessary due to staffing 
problems and the budget request; it 
seems the best thing to do under 
the circumstances," said Guthrie. 

Fariborz Saniee, chair of the En- 
gineering Department, said class- 
es that have fewer than X5 students 
were cancelled as a matter of rou- 
tine practice. 

According to Saniee, although 
the one percent cut has some nega- 
tive effect, it is really not signifi- 
cant. He said he believed that sav- 
ing and cutting is necessary and 
that the situation was flexible 
enough for people to do their best. 

Chair Don Ortez of Latin Ameri- 
can Studies said the one percent 
cut affected his department's sup- 
ply budget and he has instructed 
his faculty that they're going to 
have to buy their own supplies. 

"Obviously, it's something that 
I'd rather not do, but I understand 
we also have budget constraints so 
I accept that reality," said Ortez. 

Students affected 
Foreign Languages Department 
chair Gerard Carfantan said his 
department cut services to students 
at the beginning of the semester. 
These services involve instructors 
who advise students at off-site 
campuses like the Marina during 
_^e first two weeks of classes. 

"The one percent reduction 
didn't affect instruction and the 
fact that the college is in deep fi- 
nancial trouble...! think that all of 
us need to see where we can do 
some cutbacks," said Carfantan. 

The Health Science Department 
had to abandon a plan to fill a 
full- time position, said Terry 
Hall, department chair. He added 
that they cancelled some classes 
that were quite full, but it has not 
been staffed because "the person 
who's supposed to teach that is a 

Added Hall: "Given the infor- 
mation I have, I can understand 
why they're doing it and the im- 
pact on our department is not dev- 
astating, but just simply the two 
classes that we lost and the full- 
time position that we rely on to 
help us stabilize the program and 
expand into other areas — that's 

No effect on some 

Cecile Dawydiak of Nursing 
said the one percent cut didn't 
affect the program beacuse there 
are no sections that can be closed. 

"You can't delete a section be- 
cause the specific courses are set 
up and we usually get about 200 
applicants for a space of 50." 

Moreover, the cuts had no effect 
on the Math Department, accord- 
ing to Chair Keith McAllister. 

"There were no cancellations of 
classes in our department and 
there were no cutbacks." 

On the other hand, Nina Gibson 
of English as a Second Language 
said her department opted to make 
cuts in personnel by removing 
names that don't teach for the de- 

Feb. 3-16,1* 

Faculty charge KH sampling skewed 

By Michael Wood 

An instructional priorities sur- 
vey recently passed out by KH Con- 
sulting Group to the Budget and 
Planning Committee has sparked 
an air of controversy from many 
committee members and faculty. 

Some committee members com- 
plained that the survey would be 
skewed by such a small sampling 
of committee and non-committee 
members. Of the 21 committee 
members present at the meeting on 
January 21, seven fiatly refused to 
fill out the survey. Other commit- 
tee members feared that the survey 
would be used as a statement of 
intent by the committee. 

Many members had difficulties 
with the catagories being rated, se- 
veral of which were changed at the 

Sampling skewed 

"I've been very critical of KH," 
said Rodger Scott, president of 
American Federation of Teachers 
(AFT)/Local #2121. "The commit- 
tee should have been interpreting a 
survey and not taking one. The 
sampling taken at the committee 
meeting was skewed considerably, 
but I argue with the process." 
He added: "I think the chancellor 

should have attended the meeting 
instead of delegating that to the co- 
chair. He said that he would be 

History teacher Austin White 
also complained that "KH was 
brought in for fiscal concerns. 
They with the chancellor have re- 
defined their task as dealing with 
the academic and mission goal of 
the district." 

Lauri Fried-Lee of English as a 
Second Language said, "I'm still 
hopeful the process will work, but 
I'm not sure. I was very uncom- 
fortable with the process used at the 
committee meeting. After the Feb- 
ruary meetings, I think we will be 
able to get a better handle as to 

what's going on." 

"I'm not satisfied with KH'j 
volvement with the Steering C 
mittee or the Finance Commin 
said Ann Clark, co-chair of 
Budget and Planning Commin 
"Steering Committee help «, 
have been very useful at then 
ing. Instead, we have to p 

Short Turn-Around 

In defense of KH, Vice (J 
cellor of Instruction Frances! 
told The Guardsman, "Unf 
tunately, we are asking KH 
such a short turn-around time] 
they don't have the luxury of i 
ing a lot of discussion and gir 
people more time to return sum 
or study things. This is noti; 
year situation, but we're itL 
with it." 

At press time, KH remsa 
unavailable for comment 

In other business at the mes 
Peter Goldstein, City College'sk 
get director, assured comnW 
members and faculty presenll 
budget requests which his li 
feels are questionable witlbti 
with by calling the departa 
involved for an explanation i 
not summarily dismissed. 

Monet to head Task Force to 
re-evaluate college's mission 

By M.P.R. Howard 

Calling for a "re-evaluation of 
the institution's mission and pri- 
orities." Board Trustee Dr. "Tim 
Wolfred, who was elected to Board 
President on January 28, imme- 
diately proposed that "the Board of 
Trustees and the School District 
convene a task force" to take a 
new took at the college's mission 
statement and priorities in light of 
recent budget restraints. 

The task force is to be headed by 
newly-elected Trustee Marie Mo- 
net, who was also selected by the 
Board as vice-president. 

"I would like this Task Force to 
get under way as soon as possible 
so that when KH completes its 
work we will have our priorities 
and mission statement to guide us 
through the recommendations," 
said Wolfred. He further recom- 
mended that the "first meeting 
should convene in early February 
to look at the institution's value 
system. Then later in the month , 
maybe just before the next Board 
meeting, to deal with the mission 
statement and to have the final 
meeting in March to set the priori- 
ties in order to make the statement 

Wolfred also moved to change 
the Board's closed session to the 
fourth Wednesday of the month 
with the open meeting to the fourth 
Thursday. "This will hopefully cut 
down on the late hour that the 
meeting finishes up," he said. 

According to Trustee Monet, "the 

M.P.R. HOWil 

City College's Board of Trustees meeting held on January 28. 

Gibson also said, "there are 
professors who are on the budget 
for 100 percent of their salary, but 
20 percent of that salary is being 
paid by a grant - a cost saving to 
the district." 

work will be cut out for the Board 
if they want to see the insti-tution 
become strong enough for people 
from all walks of life to come and 
get an education." 

* On a solemn note, while it was 
not discussed, the empty chair of 
Dr. William Marquis was quite 
visible. Marquis who was criti- 
cally injured in a hit-and-run ac- 
cident in early January, remains 
in serious condition, according to 
a hospital spokesperson. 

In other Board business, KH 
Consulting Group President, Dr. 
Gayla A. Kraetsch said in a spe- 
cial presentation that they had 
completed phase I of the contract 
and were beginning with phase II- 
According to Dr. Kraetsch, KH has 
received "widespread campus par- 
ticipation" -- and it had generated 
some "1,000 ideas in revenue en- 
hancement and/or cost contain- 

In Phase II, KH "will intensify 
its focus analysis on departments, 
staffing levels, administrative 
and labor intensive proceseses, al- 
ternative organizational struc- 
tures, as well as administrative 
partnerships utilization approach- 
es," said Dr. Kraetsch. She added 

that KH will be working wifl 
blue ribbon panel that was r«« 

"The report will be ready a| = 
end of March as schedule^.' 
ported Dr. ICraetsch. 

Trustee Mabel Tang questi^-- 
whether or not students hai 
opportunity to have input in»^ 
process. Dr. Kraetsch said' 
published a questionnaire i" 
Guardsman at the end of t^f' 
1992 term. Also, the questioW^ 
was circulated through some* 
English classes in the form » 
exercise, as well as throug* 
Associated Student Council. 

Tang then questioned how ^ 
dents may still participate m 
process. Dr. Kraetsch respojj 
"through various advisory or 

Tlie Board also voted to aceej 
performance evaluation ""J , 
cellor Evan S. Dobetle. wh'W 
Board felt that the Chancel'" ^ 
exceeded the goals and obje 
he set upon commencing "^ . 
employment in October l9j'- 
Board wanted to see what !"> 
orities will be for 1993. 

The next Board of Trustees 
ing will be on February 25lli 


Feb. 3-16, 1993 
;;;HANGE, cont. from page 1 

The notables 

Lee Meriwether, better known as 
latwoinan from the original ser- 
js, returned to her Alma Mater to 
tar in Thornton Wilder's play 
Our Town." 

The Nursing Program celebrated 
years on campus, with events 
lightighted by speeches from As- 
emblyman Willie Brown, City 
College Chancellor Evan S, Do- 
lelie. San Francisco Supervisor 
loberta Achtenburg and many dis- 
inguished alumni of the program. 
Court ruling 
In September, a Los Angeles 
iidge overturned a 1985 decision 
uling that students who are 
lalifornia residents but are un- 
locumented, will have to pay non- 
esident tuition fees. 

No power 

The college experienced power 
utflges causing the suspension of 
lass-^s and rendering the school 
/ithout electricity for two days. 
Bomb threat 

A series of bomb threats various 
jmptied buildings on campus dur- 
ing the semester. No bombs were 
"ound and classes resumed. 
Election fever 

October felt the heat of election 
"ever as candidates for S.F. Board 
3f Supervisors, Board of Education, 
l^ommunity College Board of 
rrustees and BART pitched their 
platforms on campus during Can- 
iidates Day, Oct.27-29. 

In November, Arkansas Gover- 
lor Bill Clinton won the presi- 
iential election ousting incumbent 
George Bush. Change was Clin- 
ton's triumphcint theme which 
ptniAL i-h.. hearts uf City C^l 
students and citizens alike. 
' A.S. historic changes 

Change swept the Associated 
Students (A.S.) Council when rep- 
resentatives from the college's 
seven campuses, in a Leadership 
Constitutional Retreat held in Big 
Sur, voted to eliminate GPA and 
unit requirements as pertaining to 
non-credit students, thus allowing 
them students to serve on the coun- 

Another article in the A.S. Con- 
stitution denying students who en- 
rolled for more than six semesters 
the right to sit on the council was 

It was also decided that each 
campus will have its own A.S. 
Council and campus by-laws un- 

The Guardsman/3 

der one constitution and one Ex- 
ecutive Council. 

A bold change was encouraged 
when the forum urged that each 
campus begin translation of the 
constitution in languages other 
than English to enable students to 
better understand the process. This 
runs contrary to California state 
law which prohibits mandatory 
publishing of such things in a 
language other than English. 

Controversial KH 
Controversy erupted when the 
Board of Trustees hired KH Con- 
sulting Group of Los Angeles to 
analyze and give recommenda- 
tions to the college regarding its $7 
to $12 million budget deficit. 

Chief Ribera 
City College instructor, Anthony 
Ribera was appointed as San Fran- 
cisco Police Chief by Mayor Frank 
Jordan in November. 

Time Schedule fee 
The Budget and Planning Com- 
mittee implemented a $1.00 + tax 
fee on Time Schedules which were 
formerly mailed to community 
homes free of charge. The sche- 
dules are available at San Fran- 
cisco public libraries and some 
other campuses free of charge. 

Warehouse or not? 
The end of the semester was 
marked by controversy over the 
District's proposed construction of 
a warehouse in the Sunny side 
District residential area. The resi- 
dents were outraged when they 
discovered that the site had al- 
ready been chosen and were being 
asked only to choose between two 

iSBBfflppfffflrapr — ' 

Go Rams! 

On a more positive note, the 
Rams, City's football team, went to 
the community college national 
championship in a titanic show- 
down with #1 Saddleback of 
Mission Viejo. 

Although the #5 Rams were 
beaten, they dispelled all doubts 
when, coming from 17th position 
in the league, they racked up an 
impressive 10-0 record. 
What's ahead? 

The ongoing budget problem is 
still being bandied about. The pos- 
sibility that summer school may be 
cancelled looms over us and, if 
Governor Pete Wilson gets his 
wish, tuition will go up again. 

Drenched City College students returned in the Spring to 
torrential downpours, flooded walkways and roadways. 
Students waded ankle-deep in some parts of the reservoir. 


ider the steady direction of drum master Kwaku Daddy, CCSFs 
Urum Troupe Life's Rhythms performed ot halftime to a packed 
Stanford Stadium at the Shriners East-West Football Game on 
January 24th, Daddy's performance ensemble. Music 21, grows 
larger each semester. photo by Jenuifur Cook 


■'I went through the budget line 
by line. I have a great deal of per- 
sonal confidence in Goldstein's 
fiscal integrity," Clark said. 

Before Dobelle's arrival at City 
Colldga,- -Uia-^&trict had -laosa fis- 
cal control procedures because they 
always had a reserve, said Clark. 

"Dobelle has not had that luxury 
because of declining revenues 
from the state," she added. 

Hidden reserves eliminated 

"When the Budget and Planning 
Committee was formed shortly be- 
fore Dobelle was hired, we went 
through the budget and eliminated 
most of the hidden reserves," said 

The co-chair went on to say that 
a friend of hers who died of AIDS 
in 1983 was still salaried in the 
budget, but "we got rid of all the 
dead people and otherwise cleaned 
up the budget." 

According to Clark, "increased 
expenditures from Dobelle's ad- 
ministrative restructuring and 
conversions did not affect the bot- 
tom line significantly, 

"But, Dobelle's administration 
encouraged him to 'back-hire' va- 
cant positions when it was possible 
to be more fiscally responsible 
because of declining revenues," 
Clark, "We received a letter from 
the state chancellor's office warn- 
ing that our reserve was danger- 
ously small and recommending 
that we raise it to at least $2 

Rodger Scott, president of the 
American Federation of Teachers, 
Local #2121, told The Guardsman 
til at Dobelle's conversion and 
"back-hiring" are not the primary 
cause of the College's fiscal short- 

"Much of the hiring and up- 
grades came from salaries of re- 
tiring staff," Scott said. "Another 
large part came from AB1725, 
which mandated more full-time 

Those mandated conversions 

from page 1 

came with funding from AB1725, 
according to Scott. 

"Some mistakes- were made in 
the district, but the major problem- 
has been state funding cuts," said 
Scobb^ 'Governor Wilson is -not ea- 
ger to fund education." 

Political conservatives like Wil- 
son, feel for idealogical reasons, 
that they should not fund free edu- 
cation at the community college 

According to Scott, this will hurt 
the economically disadvantaged 
students who do not vote conser- 
vative anyway. 

Chancellor Dobelle told The 
Guardsman, "shared governance 
is a responsibility. I have the least 
agenda and I am trying to main- 
tain balance. It is not a very popu- 
lar position. 

"I think that I am going to be 
Flat Earth Society Man of the Year 
for hiring full-time staff instead of 
exploiting part-time staff." 

According to Dobelle, "the future 
of this institution is going to be 
based on the equity of the staff. In 
an effort to save money, I have 
reduced senior level administra- 
tion by 36 percent. 

"We have 90,000 students. Our 
money is spent on teaching. 
SFSU, Berkeley and other schools 
have sent us students. We are ed- 
ucators, not bankers." 

The chancellor went on to say 
that the governor has abandoned 
community colleges and "he 
wants to release the 1/2 percent 
sales tax." 

"The recession is our first prob- 
lem," said Dobelle. "The second 
is the governor's criminal attitude 
towards education. His policy is 
shortsighted, not mine," 

Dobelle called on everyone to 
work together. "We've been 
handed the world's greatest lemon 
as a budget and I am not looking 
to blame people. Let's work to- 
gether in shared governance to re- 
solve our budget problems." 

4/The Guardsman 



Closing the parents, children gap 

Parents Skills Program , 
talks family reality 

City College student benefits 

By Marc Clarkson 

At a meeting of his Parenting 
Skills Program, veteran juvenile 
probation officer Ed Vasgerdsian 
opens up a local newspaper and 
cites articles that can be used to 
open up lines of communication 
between entrenched parents and 
their children. 

"Each article can be used as an 
impersonal vehicle of exchange," 
he says. "Try to listen to your 
child's viewpoints on an article 
and exchange your views without 
trying to dominate his." 

Margaret, a middle-aged mother 
of a troubled child, is one of 30 
parents who attend Ed's twice- 
weekly program at the Youth Gui- 
dance Center in San Francisco. 
She listens in the casual and 
spontaneous atmosphere of this ex- 
tended family and can relate to the 
importance of communication. 

Margaret, a student at City Col- 
lege, has been attending Parenting 
Skills for four months. Her 16- 
year-old daughter. Amy, had been 
shuffled through the school system 
before attending Ida B. Wells Con- 
tinuation High School. 

"Power is something that every- 
one wants," she says. "A lot of 
times children don't want to hear 
what parents want to say. Often 
parents communicate their sense 
of low self-esteem, which the chil- 
dren then inherit, and complicate 
it by seeking out other troubled 
children with similar problems. 
Low self-esteem and bad commu- 
nications are perpetuating." 

Vasgerdsian agrees. He has had 
the Parenting Skills Program for 
four and a half years, starting it 
as a volunteer. He is currently its 
only staff member. 

A part-time actor with a booming 
voice, his message is direct and 
without pretense. 

"If we want to change the sys- 
tem, we have got to get the family 
working together," he says "Every 
parent should be in a parenting 
skills program. -We are living in 
a dysfunctional society." 

He says the juvenile court sys- 
tem doesn't offer enough interven- 
tion on behalf of the family and 
treats the juvenile in similar 
manner as courts treat criminals. 

In the meeting, Margaret wat- 
ches Susan tearfully tell guest 
speaker Bob Figone of the Board of 
Education that her 14-year-old 
daughter is being threatened and 
harassed in her middle school be- 
cause she is from different dis- 

She, hke half of the Parenting 

Pholo by AsHof Rciiiik 

Ed Vasgerdsian before his class at the 
Youth Guidance Center. 

Skills members, is attending by 
appointment of the juvenile court 
probation department. 

Figone offers to intervene. Give 
me a call, and I will call attention 
to your problem to someone in the 

Many of these parents want their 
children in alternative schools, 
such as Mark Twain, Ida B. 
Wells, or a downtown school. They 
want their children to escape 
gangs, to be more motivated and to 
be recognized as individuals. 

"There can be attacks at any 
school," says Margaret. "A few 
years ago there was a shooting at 
Lowell. But Amy is doing fine at 

Some court-appointed parents are 
resistent to Vasgerdsian, at first, 
but soon see that he is sincere and 
can offer hope for change in their 

"People come in with all kinds 
of situations and all kinds of feel- 
ings," Margaret says. "They don't 
want to admit that they are part of 
the problem." 

"Parents and children share de- 
nial," says Vasgerdsian. "Part of 
the challenge of the parent is to get 
rid of the guilt of failure and 
blaming others, and to grow. Ours 
is a parent support group, and we 
help parents and their children." 

How does Vasgerdsian know he 
is successful with his classes? 
"They keep coming back," he an- 
swers. "And from the feedback. 
Some parents tell me that life has 
improved for everyone in their 


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Bungalow 209 

Pholo by Dtharah Ss 

L.A was a hot-bed of protest following the Rodney King verdict and as i^ 
on this Mission District wall. 

Who's afraid of Rap? 

Rap music with a social conscion 
or racism set to hip-hop music? 

By Cayenne Woods 

Theoretically, the destruction of 
property is illegal and it is not a 
right. Theoretically, the expres- 
sion of opinions in a democracy is 
a right - guaranteed by the U.S. 
Constitution. Or is it? 

Neighborhood graffiti shows that 
many people believe "Amerika is 
responsible for the fruits of injus- 
tice," said Cedric O'Bannon of 
Who's Afraid of Rap Committee, a 
Bay Area group that is co-sponsor- 
ing a campus forum entitled 
"Who's Afraid of Rap?" The fo- 
rum will address what org'anizers 
call the 'revolutionary spirit' of 
rap as a voice for oppressed youth. 
The event will be held in the 
Student Union's lower level on 
February 10, from 2:30-5 p.m. 

Guest speakers 

The forum will include a panel 
discussion of featured artists, in- 
cluding author Frank Kofsky, 
Zulu Nation Councilman Qaw- 
wam Ullah, and Sadiki Nia of 
Scarface Records. Performances 
are planned by Petite and EHte, 
A.K. Black. Freedom Troop 187, 
and F.M. 20. 

Kwame Somburu, who was a 
member of Malcolm X's Organi- 
zation of Afro-American Unity, 
will talk about the last year of 
Malcolm X's life and the political 
direction he was taking. An ac- 
tive socialist and founding mem- 
ber of Freedom Now Party, Som- 
buru was present at the Audubon 
Ballroom when Malcolm X was as- 

Actor/filmmaker Michael Lange 
will give a dramatic presentation 
of the famous Malcolm X speech, 
"The Ballot or the Bullet." 

According to O'Bannon, "We 
want to deliver Malcolm X as he 
was so that youth can see why he 
was revolutionary." 

Malcolm X 

Rap has played an important 
role in raising consciousness 
around Malcolm X and in the 
Malcolm X revival, which began 
around 1985 and coincided with the 
emergence of rap group Public 
Enemy, said O'Bannon and co-or- 
ganizer Barbara Putnam. 

According to Putnam, the wave 
of attacks has created an atmo- 
sphere of blaming the victims of a 
racist and classist system for its' 

"The media monopoly has cre- 
ated phony debates" where odd 
things happen, said O'Bannon. 

He said the analysis has: 
from the outside in, and it da 
strates how out of touch the» 
is with the concerns of raptiw 

According to Putnam, SB 
tions that black rappers arti 
with self-hate often coma' 
white media sources and an 
out of concern, but at best fw 
norance and at worst are alls 
to divide and eliminate. 

O'Bannon gave some eu^B 
of how rap has been singled^" 
a target of criticism since ll* 
rebellion. Bu^h madirf«erfi— ' 
public enemy number one, 
many record labels dropped^ 
litical rap. Jesse Jackson ■ j 
verbally attacked Public |K 
emy's stage performers whw 
peared on stage with weapcw 
Sister Soldier was dropped' 
her record label and was afs t 
of being a 'supreme raciS ' 
Time Magazine, said 0'Ban» 2 

In response to the accusatio* 
whites) of racism, O'Btf q 
quoted Malcolm X, who m r 
we react to white racism wili' p 
olent reaction, to me thai' 
black racism, If you come to f 
rope around my neck, and 1 § 
you for it, to me that's not i* ^ 
Yours is racism. reaclio ^ 
reaction of a human 
reacting to defend and p" 

O'Bannon defended rap «■ 
and their freedom of speet^^ 
though he may not defend 
they say. He said this is"' 
proach of 'real' activists, Ino^ 
see the connections between l^ 

He also said that rap is 
about 'attacking' whites, OJ 
social movement that e'" 
questioning ('attacking) "^ r 
thing. r 

Forum organizers see WP 

as a form of expressmg 


anclu'ding "tha7 of Mi"''^"''?.! 
disenfranchised youth, i"', 
lieve this forum will help " 
consciousness of the in'P?"fu 
Black History Month, of tM" 
of Malcolm X. and to help ^^ 
rap music, which has coiJB 
fire increasingly smce 
uprising of May, 1992. 

The diverse group o' *^ 
for the event include: the . 
Student Union, AssociaW" 
dents. Concert/Lecture i'en. 
Serine. League of F.hP J^ 
dents, Universal Zulu t^^'f 
Raza Unida, Japanese ■ 
Club, and Socialist Action- 


FebJ-16, 1993 


City College women take it on the chin 

CCSF Rams players (in white L-R) 
^MfiuftiThomas and Charlotte JRojmer 
wait for rehound. 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

City College's women's basket- 
ball team took it on the chin when 
they lost to College of San Mateo 
79-28 at South Gym on January 

Though the Rams played ade- 
quately, they were no match for the 
more experienced team from San 

According to Coach Peg Grady, 
"we were counting on outside 
shooting from our guards to open 
up the inside game; it didn't 

Tough foe 

San Mateo's perimeter shooting. 

with 4:30 left in the game. She had 
five points and six rebounds in the 

Two minutes and 53 seconds 
later, Shambaia Ferguson fouled 
out with 14 points, one assist and 
one steal in the game. 

This loss drops the Rams to 0-5 in 
the Golden Gate Conference and 3- 
19 overall. 


In a post-game interview, Coach 
Grady talked about how the sea- 
son's gone for them so far and that 
they'd lost their four most experi- 
enced ballhandlers to injury. 

"We've had to patiently wait for 
our post players to mature and de- 
velop an inside game," said Coach 
Grady. "I try to show them how 
keep their energy level high and 
acquire a winning attitude." 

According to Coach Grady, Char- 
lotte Romer, Michelle Hector and 
Kim Thomas have all come a long 
way. Tina Jensen's a strong, con- 
sistent player who's leading the 
team in assists. She said leading 
scorer Shambaia Ferguson was 
playing in her first game after be- 
ing out due to injury. "She's still 
not 100 percent," said Coach Grady. 

She added: "We're playing with 
dedication if not necessarily in- 
tensity; yet, we're averaging only 
five points difference between us 
and the teaTns "we play." 

ANGELn;.\ RAl'i'L 

In opening tip-off City College's Kim Thomos (32) reaches for ball aa Ua 

Atsumi (25) watches. 

Rams hoopsters lose tough game 

By Adam Weiler 

Despite a great second half, the 
San Francisco City College Rams 
basketball team couldn't rebound 
from a sloppy first half and fell to 
the Diablo Valley College Jaguars 
by the score of 67-62 on Janaury 26 
at City College. 

The Rams began the game slug- 
gishly by committing turnover af- 
ter turnover. The Rams managed 

team in scoring points averaging 51-49. But that was the closest the 

23 points a game. Rams would get to the Jaguars on 

When asked if he said anything this night. The Rams managed to 

special to the team at the half, keep it close until the final two 

Coach Harold Brown responded: minutes of the game when the Jag- 

"I didn't say or do anything uars pulled away to a five point 

different; all I wanted the team to lead. 

do is look within themselves, 

listen and concentrate," 

Closing the gap 

At one point in the second half the 

Rams, riding the emotion of a 

The loss dropped the Rams record 
to 12-11 overall and 1-3 in the Gold- 
en Gate Conference. 

Asked for a comment on the sea- 
son up to this point. Coach Brown 

to turn the ball over 13 times in the great block from behind by Boddie said, "The season's not going 

first half, compared to only three 
turnovers by the Jaguars. The 
strong inside game and tough de- Jaguars seemed to have the game 
fense kept the game pretty much well under control, ending the 
under their control, giving them a first half with a 14-point lead at 36- 
32-10 halftime lead. 22. 

City College played the second Inspiration 

half with more intensity and capi- The Rams began the second half 
talized more on the few opportuni- inspired by the play of center Sam 
ties that came their way. Just as Boyd (18 points), who leads the 
they were starting to find the shot team in rebounding averaging 11 
range, their point guard and play- rebounds a game, and Jermaine 
maker, Tina Jensen, fouled out Boddie (22 points), who leads the 

that excited the crowd, managed to well, but we're working hard to 
close the gap to within two points at improve it." 


The Guardsman 

needs your 

volunteer services! 

Stop by B209 or caU 239-3447 

Men's Basketball 

Friday, February 5, Delta at Delta, 7:30pm 

Tuesday, February 9, West Valley College at CCSF. 7:30pm 

Friday, February 12, San Jose City College at CCSF, 7:30pm 

Wednesday, February 17. Diablo Valley College at DVC, 7:30pm 

Women's Basketball 

Friday, February 5. Delta at CCSF, 7:30pm 

Friday. February 12. CSM at CSM, 7pm 
Tuesday, February 16, Chabot at CCSF, 5pm 

Men/women's Track & Field 

Saturday, February 6, Endurance Clinic at N. Gym/ CCSF, 6pm 
Saturday, February 13, Bill Cosby Invitational, at Reno 12pm 

Women's Softball 

Thurs, Feb. 4, Scrimmage-San Francisco State at SFSU, 2:45pm 

Fri-Sun, Feb. 11-14, Garlic Softball Tourney at Gavilan, All Day 

Tuesday, February 16, Solano Comm. College at CCSF, 3pm 

Women's Tennis 
Tuesday, Feb. 16, Sacramento City College at Sacramento, 3pm 

6/The Guardsman 


Feb. 3-16, m 

^>^->x<oxi^iioA^iy{Sw-"ji^^ ■ 

Address all letters to the Opinions 
Editor, Guardsman, in Bungalow 
209. The Guardsman reserves the 
right to edit for style and grammar. 

By Ian Kelley 

This spurious tale is based upon actual events: 
It was a cold winter's day that I found myself in Lafayette Park, 
facing the White House. Eating gouda cheese. Waiting for a 
scoop. I felt that if I waited around long enough, feeling self- 
important, things would start to go my way. What the hell, it 
worked for Nixon, 

I had just made the rounds of the park, discovering to my dis- 
may that no one was scalping tickets to the inaugural. Sitting on 
a bench, cursing my bad luck, it was several minutes before I re- 
alized that I was sitting next to Chelsea Clinton, first daughter. 
She was tugging at her own lips, grossly distorting her features. 
With a pang I saw that she was suffering from "Brace Face"-her 
orthodonture was digging into her cheeks, causing pain and em- 
barassment. Remembering my own childhood brace trauma, I 
did the only thing that could be done-1 offered her some of the wax 
from my gouda cheese. 

Braces firmly waxed, she explained her situation. Ducking her 
Secret Service escorts for a few minutes of peace and solitude, she 
wandered into Lafayette Park, only to discover to her horror that 
she had fled without her brace wax. She had to go. Soon big men 
would be descending upon the park to whisk her away and put the 
mark on my file that would prevent me from ever getting a civil 
service job. Not wanting to risk future glory as a mail clerk. I 
agreed that she should go home to her worried folks, and was there 
any possibility of her getting me into the Inaugural Ball? 
SmiUng an obscene, red waxy smile, she promised that she would. 
Hot damn, all I need now is a tuxedo... 

Inaugural night. Not all it's cracked up to be -- the bar is mob- 
bed and Stevie Nicks is much less witchy and mysterious in 
person than I had originally hoped. Wandering from the festivi- 
ties, 1 stumbled down a long hall with a lot of marble heads before 
finally coming to the big oak doors. Holding my breath, I pushed 
through and found myself standing shoulder to sax with the 42nd 
President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. (What 
happened to the "Bill"? Don't worry, we'll get that in April.) 

We sat do^vn at the desk. He blew a mournful tune. The best 
traits of departed presidents seemed to hang heavy over the desk ~ 
the confidence of Franklin Pierce, the wisdom of Grover Cleve- 
land, the family values of Jack Kennedy. For the first time I 
understood what my professor meant when he said "Bill Clinton 
is a lot like George Washington, except of course as regards lead- 
ership." The president spoke. 

"I appreciate what you've done for my daughter. I'd like to hear 
your ideas on what course the new administration should take." 

I stood up. I poured myself a drink from the presidential bar, 
spilling some on the carpet. I regained my composure and began 

"My plan is simple. Raise the tax on the richest one percent of 
the population by three percent. Legalize and tax the sale of mari- 
juana, which your own surgeon general agrees is less dangerous 
to the population than electric garage door openers. And raise the 
gasoline tax by 25 cents on the gallon, which will still give us the 
cheapest gas in the Western hemisphere. 

"Now take this money and nationalize health care. Pay for ma- 
ternity leave. Give more money and power to the Environmental 
Protection Agency. Renegotiate the deficit so that we're paying off 
more capital and less interest -• Ross Perot will know how to do 
that, you should hire him. Invest in inventors, college students 
and those gifted in the Arts - the intellectual future of the country. 
Start a peacetime job corps, where people could ^vork their way 
through college on federal infrastructure projects ~ building roads 
and bridges. And there will be plenty of money left, over to restart 
every social program that Reagan cut. 

"And while you're at it," I said, drunk and giddy, "why not ex- 
pose George Bush as the unholy, drug-money financed, murderous 
global thug that we both know him to be?" 

I think that last was a bit much. Smiling thinly, he pushed a 
button on the desk. In an instant big, sunglassed G-Men were 
hustling me out the back entrance, into the cold January air. I 
should have known, these politicos stick together; don't be fooled 
by "Democrat" or "Republican." 

Goodnight. Chelsea. Ml see you only in my dreams. 

Dear Editor: 

Congratulations. Your cover 
story on condoms was truly nau- 
seating. Fortunately, I was not 
eating lunch at the time I read it. 
I'm sure a lot of your readers were 
gagging, though. 

I guess it's nice that condoms 
have become~ot least theoretically- 
mandatory. 1 suppose that a lot of 
people feel that there is a need to 
force information on those who 
don't go in search of it. But the 
idea that you can't be happy unless 
you are screwing your brains out 
is not for everybody. 

A large number of our students 
come from cultures, countries and 
backgrounds where this kind of 
thing is considered extremely of- 
fensive. You certainly did not ex- 
hibit any respect for them-or for 
those with weak stomachs. 

"Mary Collins 



photo courtesy AP 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing to express eg 
about the recent tuition inc._. 
and the additional fee hikes tit 
the governer is proposing in his^j^ 
tempt to ameliorate the State'stnifl 
get crunch. Repeated increasest 
educational fees can only t 
tremendous harm to Californi 
economy in the long term. If 
continue to be raised, fewer p 
will be able to stay in school, ._ 
with fewer people developing sfel 
and becoming educated, Gal- 
fornia will end up with a citii 
essentially incapable of le 
productive, self-reliant lives. 

Moreover, they will not make 
a skilled workforce that 
strengthen California's econoai 
This scenario can only be detr- 
mental to the state in the longic 
for if its people cannot take carei 
themselves, they will have no 
course but to turn to on all 
overburdened social service 
tem, ultimately placing more 
mands on government and fi 
deepening the budget problem, 

And besides the economic pe 
spective, what about the basic 
of education? How can 
Governer even think of ma . 
education more difficult to oblaitf 

As students we have an oblip 
tion to let him know that he; 
making a terrible mistake by co 
ting the education budget. '^^ 
cannot afford to allow whaWw 
opportunity we have to get an 
cation slip away from us. 

We must remember that ed 
tional enlightenment is very 
erful. It enables us to better undff 
stand the world we live in*, I*, 
think critically and make iv 
formed decisions and choices. ' 
enables us to develop tolerance fs 
the traditions and customs of p» 
pie different than ourselves. ' 
enables us to become the people" 
are meant to become, and it » 
ables us to determine the kind' 
society our children will live in. 

These reasons should be eno^ 
to rally us to action. Remetnbf 
that the educational system is oun 
It belongs to us. We must maP 
every effort to protect it- for i^ 
valuable. Please let Governor 
son know that he is cutting 
education budget, and that 
raising fees he is making 
harder for you to get the educa 
that is rightfully yours. 

-Sara Bell 




' CB 



By Ian Kelley 

KH Consulting, as part of 
their ongoing study of City 
College, has assembled a list of 
money-making and money- 
saving suggestions compiled 
from interviews, surveys, 
"professional input," etc. The 
list is 50 pages long and 
contains more than 1.000 
suggestions. What follows is my 
list of the best suggestions, edited 
for clarity and reality. CThe full 
list, in all it's hilarious glory, is 
available for viewing at the 
office of The Guardsman) There 
were plenty more good ideas that 
didn't seem cost effective; all of 
these ideas seem like they would 
generate more money than they 
would cost, many of them could 
be put in place immediately: 
Ideas to make money: 
#63 -- Obtain commercial 
underwriters for Channel 52. 
#170 ■■ Set up video game centers 
at the Student Union for student 

#188 - Sell the Diego Riv 

#191 " Start City College ue 
#270 - Charge higher tuitionj 
people who live outside the 
base (San Francisco). 
#370 - Offer health insura 
coverage for students via 
established carrier. 
#383-385 - Charge for comp? 
lab time for non course worK- 
Ideas to save money: 
#215 - Have more work s(u 
programs'for students "^^^ y^ 
in lieu of permanent eniplo>f 
#235 - Use City College studen^ 
as graders and clerks. 
#344 - Allow the library 

collect fines. . ^ 

#412 - Reduce semester By »Jj 
weeks to align with univer 
systems. , -. 

#439 " Increase use of teievw 
for teaching courses to 
numbers of students. 
#620 " Use both sides of ; 
(Toilet paper, of course. 
got to save where we can.) 

Feb. 3-16, 1993 

The Guardeman/? 


•President Bill Clinton 
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 
Washington. DC 20500 
(202) 45G-1414 

*Vice-President Al Gore 
Old Executive Office Bldg. 
Washington, DC 20500 
(202) 456-2326 

*Governor Pete Wilson 
Capitol Building 
Sacramento, Ca. 9-1268 
(91G) 445-2841 

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors 
400 Van Ness Ave. Rm. 235 
San Francisco, Ca. 94102 
(415) 554-5184 

*San Francisco Board of Education 
135 Van Ness Avenue 
Snn Francisco, Ca. 94102 
(415) 241-6000 

•Mayor Frank Jordan 
400 Van Ness Ave. Rm. 200 
San Francisco, Ca. 94102 
(415) 554-6152 

*Congresswoman Dianne Feinstein 
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg. 
Washington, DC 20510 
(202) 224-3841 

Bay Area Office: 
1700 Montgomery St., Suite 305 
San Francisco, Ca. 94111 
(415) 249-4777 

*Congresswoman Barbara Boxer 
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg. 
Washington. DC 20510 
(202) 224-3553 

Bay Area Office: 

1700 Montgomery St.. Suite 240 
San Francisco, Ca. 94111 
(415) 403-0100 

Campus Query 

What was your best or worst 
experience on Valentine's Day? 



Mark Belbis 






Sara Koett 


Life Experience 

I received a Valentine's bear 
from my sweetheart David. He 
left the bear on my bed with a 

note that read; This iittle bear is 
here to love you until I get back. 
■Wove you and so does Jesus. 

While in high school I 
serenaded my girlfriend on 
Valentine's Day. Her house had 
a balcony where she stood while I 
serenaded her with my 
saxaphone below. I'm a very 
romantic person and I'm also 
presently single. 


Jin Kim 







Love Education 




Izzy Taguchi 



I wanted to surprise my 
girlfriend (at the time) so I had 
flowers delivered to her place of 
employment. Well, the surprise 
backfired on me as she had been 
dismissed from her job and 
wasn't there to accept the flowers 
and didn't even believe I sent 
them. I'm available for any 
interested Valentine's out there. 

One Valentine's day I wrote a 
real sappy love poem to a girl I 
once loved and still do but we no 
longer see one another. I cared 
for her alot and so this poem was 
a real Valentine's Day, sappy 
type poem. When I went over to 
present her with the poem I was 
told she was sick and couldn't 
see her (real downer) and so I 
had to slip the poem under her 
door. If anyone's interested in a 
poetry, I'm single and love to 
write sappy poems... 


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By Ash Miller 

Last week, we were all priviledged to witness one of the most ex- 
traordinary ceremonies in the modern world; the orderly transfer 
of power in a major government, from one party to another, with 
the only shots coming from the cannon firing the twenty-one gun 

This inauguration was made even more significant for mark- 
ing not just the transfer of power from one regime to another or 
from one party to another^but from one generation to another. As 
such, it was marked with the appropriate pomp and circumstance 
(perhaps a little too much circumstance), with military marching 
bands and black-tie dinners, with parades and motorcades. 
William Jefferson Clinton took the oath of office at noon on a 
crisp, sunny January 20, becoming the forty-second President of 
the United States of America. 

The inaguration speech itself didn't quite live up to "The 
Moment," with derivative themes and only passable delivery (Bill 
Clinton is no Jack Kennedy), but it was mercifully short, and 
very signifigant in its message: "We're in deep doo-doo, folks." it 
said. "It's time to shovel out the stable." 

Nobody in their right mind in the previous administration -,- 
certainly not the Commander in Chief himself - would ever 
dream of letting the cat out of the bag like that. "No need to worry 
about fl-thiT^ everything's just fine." they would insist, right to 
the bitter end. It was a telling moment to see the leader of the old 
administration up there on the inaugural stage, scowling in the 
background, the bullet-proof Plexiglas distorting his face into a 
grotesque mask; George Bush as the Elephant Man. 

Those GOP boys sure left the place a mess. From the looted sav- 
ings and loans, to the Iran-Contra Affair, to the HUD pork-barrel. 
to red-carpet golfing trips on company time, these guys invented 
the concept of a government above the law. And the Elephant Man 
made for a rocky transition of power, pardoning his partners in 
crime, stepping up his little personality conflict with Saddam 
Hussein in the final hours of his presidency ("United Nations? 
What United Nations?"), and then sacking his remaining per- 
sonnel on the last day, forcing a power vacuum on the shoulders 
of the incoming administration. (What did Bush write in his fi- 
nal little Oval Office note to his successor? Maybe something 
like. "Dear Bill: Up yours. Love, George.") George Bush will long 
be remembered as a sore loser with merely the public appearance 
of graciousness, a man only a worm or two less slimy than 
Richard Nixon. 

To be sure, Clinton has his own problems. Zoe Baird, the At- 
torney General canditate. was a terrible embarassment to the vir- 
gin administration, when it was disclosed that she had hired il- 
legal aliens and dodged social -security taxes. It was a no-win sit- 
uation for Clinton, who had the choice of (a) standing by his ap- 
pointee and risk being branded for perpetuating a double stan- 
dard; or (b) withdrawing his support for her, in effect admitting to 
the public that his cabinet-appointee screening process was 
severely flawed. (Luckily, (c) Baird withdrew of her own accord.) 

Clinton also had to backpedal on his deficit-reduction package, 
when it was discovered that the numbers on Bush's ledgers were 
even worse than originally thought. 

Still, this tastes like a new era. Clinton has already made good 
on a number of campaign promises, lifting Bush's abortion gag 
rule for family-planning clinics (no ifs, ands ,or buts; no "left 
conduct a study first), admitting RU-486 - the French "abortion 
pill" " into the country for FDA testing, and seriously working 
towards the goal of integrating gays into the military. (General 
Colin Powell threatens to resign his post) 

And Mrs. Clinton is already assuming more than dinner-party- 
planning, curtain-hanging status, with an office and agenda of 
her own. The dust hasn't settled yet, but a wheel caught in a rut 
for 12 years seems to be breaking free. 

Moments before Clinton took the oath of office, the Marine Corps 
Band struck up Sousa's "Liberty Bell." You could almost hear a 
hysterical snicker ripple across the assembled masses; here sat 
the generation that came of age with "Monty Python" watching 
one of its own ascending to the presidency. I half expected to see 
'The Foot' come crashing down onto the bunted stage with a re- 
sounding "splat" but, luckily for the Free World, it never showed 

One has to wonder if the Marines got the joke. 

8/The Guardsman 

Year of the Rooster 

Lunar Calendar Year 4691 


With 'roonc" rflnomm ai rnt> 

Canionse pronunciaiiDn 



'^3^1^ LIS 

Wednesday, February 3 

The CommonweaUh Club of California presents: Mary Louise 
Flint, Extension Entomologist, UC Davis, "Beyond Pesticides: 
Biological Approaches to Pest Management in California." 4:45 
p.m., Club Office. Study Section on Agriculture. 

Thursday, Frebruary 4 

Re-entry Connection Education Program Spring 93, Feb. Issue 
Office Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. -4 p.m.. 
Counseling Hours By Appointment, 2-3:30 p.m.. Smith Hall 106. 

Wednesday, Frebruary 3 

Re-entry Connection Education Program Spring 93, Feb. Issue Of- 
fice Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Counsel- 
ing Hours By Appointment, 5:30-7 p.m.. Smith Hall 106. 

Thursday, February 4 

"A Passion For Justice: Ida B. Wells," a courageous Black 
women who played an important role in the early Civil Rights 
movement, 12-1 p.m., Room C 247. 

Thursday, February 4 

"Family Across the Sea," African cultural influences in Black 

U.S. culture, 3-5 p.m., Room C 246. 

Friday, February 5 

Concert/Lecture Series, "Being Prepared is the Most Effective 
Means of Preventing Date Rape," panel of speakers. Visual Arts, 
Room 114. CCSP, 1 to 2 p.m. 

Friday, February 5 

Miss Chinatown Coronation Ball 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:30 p.m. 

8:30 p.m. Coronation, 9:30 p.m.-l a.m. Dancing. For information: 
982-3000, Westin St. Francis Hotel. Powell and Sutter Streets. 
Sunday, February 7 

Chinese New Year Festival-1993 by the Chinese Chamber of Com- 
merce Chinatown, 8k Run. For information: 982-4412. Fee: $15.00 
at the Chinatown Y.M.C.A., 855 Sacramento Street 
Tuesday, February 9 

No-Host luncheon honoring the noted Black cinematographer who 
made "From These Roots" & "Ida B. Wells," William Greaves 
11-1 p.m., Pierre Coste Dining Room. 

Tuesday, February 9 

Presentation by William Greaves - "Film making from a Black 

perspective," Lower Level Student Union, 1-3 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 10, 17 & 24 

LifeAVork Planning Workshop Education Program Spring 93, 
Feb. Issue Office Hours: Mon-Thur, 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. -4 

p.m. Counseling Hours By Appointment, 12:30-2 p.m.. Smith 

Hall 106. 

Tuesday, February 16 

Re-entry Round Table Education Program Spring 93, Feb. Issue 
Office Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 
Counseling Hours By Appointment, 2-4 p.m., Smith Hall 106. 

Wednesday, February 17 

Presentation by Glenn Nance, Chair of African American 
Studies: "The Evolution of African American Studies and 
Historic Revisionism," 12-1 p.m.. Room ElOl. 

Wednesday, February 24 

Presentation by Tarik Farrar, African American Studies Dept.: 
"The Lessons of History and African American Survival," 12-1 
p.m.. Room ElOl. 

Monday, February 22 

Re-entry Experience Education Program Spring 93, Feb. Issue 

OfTice Hours: Mon.-Thur.. 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Counseling Hours By Appointment, 5:30-7 p.m.. Smith Hall 


The empty chair of Dr. WiUiam Marquis says it all. 

MARQUIS, cont. from page 1 

Always elected 

Marquis was elected to the Board 
in November 1990, the first Afri- 
can-American to win a city-wide 
election without first being appoint- 
ed to the position. Marquis won 
despite the fact that he did not re- 
ceive the endorsement of the tradi- 
tional black democratic groups 
that work within the county Demo- 
cratic political machine. 

In 1992, Dr. Marquis assumed 
the reins of command when he 
took over as Board President as 
Mabel Tang completed her tour of 
duty as president. 

Marquis, who still lives in the 
Hunter's Point District with his 
wife and daughter, a Stanford Uni- 
versity student, always believed in 
giving back to the community. 

Marquis' noteworthy career be- 
gan while he was a student at 
Woodrow Wilson High School, 
where he was involved in the for- 
mation of the Senators. Born on the 
playing field, the Senators evolved 
into 01.2 of the most respected and 
admired community organiza- 
tions in the City, providing both 
sports and education programs for 

youth in the Bayview/Huf 
Point Districts. 

With the addition of a p 
home, the Senators have <err 
more then 5,000 children 
sports and educational ait' 
tives to the streets. 

Aside from his position wili. 
Board of Trustees and fulla 
director of the Senators, Msr 
also found time to earn 
Masters Degrees from San b 
Cisco State and a Ph.D. from* 
Berkeley. He has also sent. 
the borfrd of the United Way d- 
Francisco and Friends of Cut 
stick Park. 

"Thanks to everyone for ; 
support; it's meant a lot to c 
said Dr. Marquis from his hojp 
bed. "I expect to be back on my' 
as soon as possible." 

The family has asked titi- 
those wishin g to dona te blod- 
in Winiani Marquis' "riame"-'.' 
Irwin Memorial Blood Bat" 
cash donations can be madeU 
Senators c/o Diane Bone, J' 
Irvine Foundation, 1 Market 
za. Spear Tower, Suite 1715. 
Francisco, Ca. 94105. 

Thursday, February 25 

Re-entry Student Transfer to SFSU, Education Program Spring'^ 
Feb. Issue Office Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri., 9 a-O" 

p.m. Counseling, Hours By Appointment 11 a.m.-l P' 


Special Notices 

National Condom Week is February 16 through 19, 1993. TflW* 
will be setup around CCSF campus to distribute informatioii' 
HIV/AIDS and condoms. The play "Inner Circle" vrill ' 
performed in the Little Theater on Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. ForiW 
information, call 241-2373. 

Scholarship Information 

185 scholarship totalling over $52,000 will be awarded by J 
College this semester. See Scholarship Coordinator Elaine ^' 
non at two workshops on Wednesday, February 10th, from 12 nt 
to 1 p.m., in Cloud Hall, Room 257 and Thursday, February U"' 
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 132. 

National Defense Transportation Association. S.F. Bay ** 
Chapter, 1993-94 Scholarships. Must be a U.S. citizen, Final"* 
need, scholastic ability and potential, Professional interest J 
character. Two awards up to $2,000. One $750 award for -■ 
Francisco Bay Area Chapter NDTA member, spouse or rai« 
member. Deadline: March 31, 1993 

Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship Program, 
Gate Section, For 1993-94 Academic Year. Two $1,250 sti 
ships. Applications availiable in the Scholarship Office, B"'"^ 
Hall, Room 366. Deadline: March 30, 1993 

Booker T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship $1,000. Achieve e^ 
lence in reaching personal and academic goals. Convey coW^ 
sion and concern that fortify others to feel at home in the * ; 
The scholarships will be disbursed in two $500 install'"*''' 
Deadline: March 5, 1993. 

Dobelle doing "unexpectedly" well — out for eight weeks 

Vol. 115, No. 2 

City College of San Francisco 

February 17-March 2, 1993 

Chancellor Dobelle Wllsoii's plaii thrcatens to 

recoverymg after .•■■ j_ •^^ j.r^«x 4^11^ 

unexpected heart triple tuitioii at City College 


By Michael Wood 

City College Chancellor Evan 
S. Dobelle underwent successful 
double bypass heart surgery on 
February 10. 

The operation was recom- 
mended by his physician after 
an annual physical exam and 
it was described as "routine," 

Prior to being admitted to the 
hospital Dobelle said, "being a 
public official in San Francis- 
co, I presumed the specialist I 
would eventually need would be 
a proctologist, not a cardiolo- 
gist. Regardless, I am grateful 
for this preventive triple-bypass 
surgery, the risk of which car- 
ries less weight than the conse- 
quences of hesitation." 

He added: "I have total con- 
fidence in my team of doctors, 
Drs. Pont, Hanna and Francoz, 
.as the staff and-uur&es 
the California-Pacific Medi- 
cal Center. I am told that I will 

See DOBELLE on page 8 

By Edison Young 

Student opposition is begin- 
ning to resurface at California 
Community Colleges as yet 

another fee hike proposal threats 
ens to triple tuition fees, if Gov- 
ernor Wilson's 1993-94 budget 
plan is approved this summer. 

An Associated Students (A-S.) 
Council committee, headed by 

1993 Chinese New Year's Parade 

White Flower Dragon snakes down Market Street to the 
delight of thousands. pholo by M.P.R. Howard 

"Wheelchair accessibility 

Terrain hampers compliance with ADA 

By M.P.R. Howard 

As we pass the first anniver- 
sary (January 26) of Title III of 
the Americans with Disabilities 
Act (ADA). City College still 
grapples with the complexities 
of ensuring access to the rolling 
hill campus for the physically 

Title in of the ADA was de- 
signed to provide access to pub- 
lic accommodations to people 
with disabilities and requires 
the elimination of existing ar- 
chitectural and structural bar- 
riers in public places. 

Cost remains the greatest hur- 

"The expense of just one of the 
smgle doors that opens auto- 
matically ranges from $12,000 
to $15,000," according to Susan 
Vogel of the Facilities and 
Planning Department. "The 
double doors range from $25,000 
to $30,000. The college has to 
have the working drawings rea- 
dy and submitted by June if the 
District is to get the funding 
from the State needed to begin 
construction in Summer '93." 

The work on the restrooms 
and telephones is scheduled to 
be completed in 1995. 
The law 

According to Ann Clark, a 
counselor in the Disabled Stu- 
dents Program and Services 
(DSP&S) at the Phelan Campus, 
... the federal law requiring 
access has been in existence 

Even a few stairs can seem like a mountainous barrier for those in 

whoolchairs. P'^°'° h M.P.R. Howard 

since 1978 and the State has had 
the funding available since 
1987." She said that "the faculty 
and staff need to be educated 
about the needs of the physically 

To emphasize this need, stu- 
dent Maria Provedor related an 
incident that occurred in a pre- 
vious semester in which the 
Science building was having 
problems with tile falling on the 
south side of the building. 
Unable to access Cloud Hall be- 
cause of this problem, she re- 
quested assistance from the 

campus police. 

Provedor said that the offficer 
who responded stated that they 
would not be able to help and 
questioned, "...what are you do- 
ing there if you can't get to your 


The biggest challenge will be 
the construction of long paths 
that will allow access to various 

According to Logan Hopper, the 
architect for the project, "even 

See TERRAIN on page 8 

Abraham Herrera, has formed 
to prepare strategy to oppose the 
fee hike. The committee plans 
to stage a rally on March 3 at 1 
p.m. in Ram Plaza. In addi- 
tion to students, A.S. hopes to 
form a forum that will include 
faculty, media, representatives 
from other campuses, and inter- 
ested parties willing to help. 

A petition drive has begun a 
letter, which faculty members 
will sign, stating their support 
for the students, is being pre- 
pared and will be sent to Gover- 
nor Wilson. "The faculty is 
backing us, but administration 
will not," says Herrera. "We 
need all the help we can get be- 
cause once fees go up, they don't 
go down." 

The Governor's proposal calls 
for an ll.l percent across the 
board cut to education, or a total 
of $301 million, which would af- 
fect all 107 campuses in the Cal- 
ifornia Communtiy College sys- 

According to Herrera, other 
campuses including Laney, 
Canada, and the College of San 
Mateo have plans for petition 
drives, phone-in campaigns, 
and individual rallies already 
in place. 

The Board of Governors of 
the California Community Col- 
leges voted on January 14th to 
recommend to the State that any 
fee increases must first be stud- 
See WILSON on page 8 

National Condom 
Week addresses 
safe sex practices 

By Cayenne Woods 

City College's Project Save 
and HIV/AIDS Prevention Peer 
Education Department is spon- 
soring events thru February 19 
to commemorate National Con- 
dom Week. 

Information and condoms are 
being distributed at three cam- 
pus locations from 10 a.m. to 2 
p.m. Tables wilt be located at 
Cloud Plaza, outside the Cam- 
pus Bookstore and between the 
Arts and Visual Arts Build- 

The Safe Sex Club's first 
meeting will be on February 18 
from 12-1 p.m. in Science 104. 

"The purpose is to offer safe 
sex education so that people will 
have the knowledge to make 
informed decisions about their 
sex lives," said organizer Elis- 
sa Perry. 

She added: "The Safe Sex 

Club will be a place to learn 

about safe sex through talking. 

See CONDOM on page 8 

2rrhe Gaardsman 

Feb. 17,1; 

Black History Month 

In Perspective 

A year round commitment 

By Elissa Perry 

"Among nations no one has had more need of full knowledge of itself 
than the United Slates, and no one has hitherto had less." 

-Orestes Brownson, 
Civil War Social Critic 

America, today, is still moving, haltingly, towards self-knowledge. 
Over the last 12 years, the progress of the Black community has been 
stifled by the agenda of the resurgent, conservative, political right- 

This period began in 1980 with both the aquittal of the Miami, 
Florida police ofTicers who allegedly beat a 33-year-old Black insur- 
ance salesman to death over a traffic violation, sparking the Liberty 
City riots and with the election of Ronald Reagan who ushered in an 
era of conservatism. 

Rodney King 

Hopefully, this era has drawn to a close with the aquittal of the police 
officers in the Rodney King case that set off the L.A. riots (and rioting 
in other cities) and with the election of Bill Clinton. 

Although during this time it has been important for us to celebrate 
Black History Month with pride for our past, vigor in our present, and 
dedication to our future, having a separate month for the recognition of 
Black History has allowed people outside of the Black community to 
ignore the needs of African-Americans and to view these needs as sec- 
ondary to those of the general population. African-American history- 
Black history--is American history. 

Our constitution, this country's mission statement, cannot be ful- 
filled without the history of all its people and without equality for all 
its people becoming inexpendable, integrated parts of American cul- 
ture, not tangential experiences designated for attention only during 
the shortest month of the year. 

Having a series of celebrations about our African-American her- 
itage, be they lectures, readings, exhibits, or live entertainment, is 
valuable to the maintenance of our sense of pride and unity. 

Ghettoized History 

However, we must not ghettoize our celebrations to the one month al- 
lotted us. We must not allow vital portions of American history, such 
as Black history, without which this country's history is not a whole 
truth, to be left out of our nation's heritage -- to be left to less than one- 
twelfth of the year. 

Other peoples have had their pasts negated by the exclusion of their 
histories from most of American history. Native American cultures 
were brutally annihilated by the settlers. The wealthier ranks of these 
same settlers (who actually did more shaking up than they did set- 
thng) also hired Chinese men to perform slave labor in the building of 
the railroads. The accounts could go on forever. The absence of the 
histories of, now, traditionally marginalized peoples leaves American 
history, as we know it, a disrespectful, destructive, and deliberately 
misleading falsehood. 

Martin Luther King 

Martin Luther King Jr., in his "A Testament of Hope" essay, spoke 
of these same notions: "The Black revolution is much more than a 
struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is forcing America to face all of 
its interrelated flaws.... It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply 
in the whole structure of our society." 

Perhaps with George Bush out of office, we may actually find our- 
selves in a slightly "kinder, gentler nation," where it is possible to 
keep a stronger grip on the gains that Blacks have made, while simul- 
taneously creating change for our future. 

From 1926 until 1976 we had Black History Week. Since 1976, we 
have had Black History Month. Hopefully, it won't take another 50 
years, until 2026, for Black history to be recognized and celebrated all 
year long. 

But, even then, we must continue to work towards filling all of those 
gaps in American History and the history of the world. The move- 
ment will not end. In fact, as the narrator of the Eyes on the Prize 
series, Julian Bond, said, "[a]s long as there are women, men and 
children of every color and nationality who are willing to stand up, 
the movement is not yet over." 

An African-American In Paris 

Veronica on the bank of the River Seine. 
By Veronica Faisant W 

photo by Veronicn Foisant 
Tuskegee University developed by Booker T. W&shington. 

During the 1950s certain 
American writers decided that 
Paris, France provided a better 
environment for the pursuit of 
their craft. Noted amongst these 
expatriats was James Baldwin. 

Baldwin was an African - 
American writer who sought 
refuge from the pre-Civil Rights 
racism in his country. Ironi- 
cally, as a result of the personal 
and artistic freedom he experi- 
enced in Europe, Baldwin felt 
himself better equipped to deal 
with conditions in America. 

NAME, Baldwin attributes an 
overall feeling of empowerment 
to his extended stay in Paris. 
For the first time in his life he 
found the courage and the 
desire to visit the American 

Well, two years ago, I went to 
Paris and my life hasn't been 
the same since. I had never 
thought of myself as an 
"American" before and the fact 
that I was a "Black American" 
seemed to make a real 
difference in the way I was 
treated by the French. They, 
generally speaking, seemed 
almost solicitous. Their attitude 
towards Algerians and anyone 
else fron the continent of Africa 
was quite the opposite from my 

A Tribute 

Dizzie Gillespie 

By Sarah Bella 

On January 6, John Birks 
Gillespie, a.k.a. Dizzie, was 
honored at the Scottish Rite 
Temple in Oakland in what he 
would have appreciated, a show 
of unity. 

All ages, races and back- 
grounds were represented by 
prominent Bay Area musi- 
cians, friends and family of 
Dizzie, the great innovator and 
dean of jazz and "Be-bop." 

The son of a brick-layer and 
amatuer musician, Dizzie got 
his name from his zany stage 
antics; he got his fame from na- 
tive genius, innovation and 
persistance which carried him 
through the 40's, 50's and 60's 
and beyond until his death at 75 
years-of-age. The memorial in 
Oakland was sponsored by 
Baha'i Church, which Gillespie 
often attended. 

In an overall sense, havinfi 
"vacation," of sorts, from lb 
kind of racism that I n 
familiar with gave me a ctiaa 
to experience life in a new«i 
I saw myself as being free loK 
instead of constantly havingl 
prove, explain and or iitat 

During my stay in Pari), 
purposely sought the companyi 
Black Africans. I was viflwi 
by them, with intrigue andsB 
picion. They were under Ik 
impression that I was rich t* 
cause I could aff'ord to W 
and that I must be on drufisJt 
cause of my dred locks. 

I, on the other hand, founii* 
many things about Uieir V^ 
sence an affirmation of '. 
African-ness. We had, * 
groups, each been given d* 
• torted information about Ifr 
other and now i was seeing ■ 
mannerisms and attitudes ff 
fleeted in people who didi' 
even speak the same languip 
I felt overwhelmed by the po* 
of this experience. I could • 
have had this awakening' 

As a consequence of my tn|i' 
feel a deep sense of persort 
liberation. I am now free ta* 
fine myself and to seek * 
uniqueness in others. 

In Black 

Among those present wtf 
Pharoah Sandets. Ed IW'' 
Warren Gale, Margie B*" 
and IWA. ^ J, 

Gillespie was born October* 
1917 in Cheraw, South Care"" 
in a time of a segregated w- 
tary, restaurants and ev*" 
thing else. , 

He was the ninth son w^^ 
mother remembers him f^^ 
ing from the Laurinburg 
stitute, an all African-A^'J 
can private prep-school whic" 
attended, with a bag.'" 
hand, which carried m* . 
famous instrument O' f ^ 
the trumpet. Hat cocked w '^ 
side, he appeared to her ' 
country boy with a smart j 
manner." He appeared 
zie" to her, and those who 
soon learn of him would ai 
He was the complete s" 
man, performing tn stage 

See DIZZIE, ?*«* 


The Guardsman/S 

Literary Pursuits 


To Felipe Alfau 

You had given up the idea 
it would ever come to you, 

chose to think of it finally 
outside wherever you lived, 
behind whatever 
closed door, 

there a gauzy-misty creature perhaps, 
beautiful yet insubstantial hovering 
moments between floor and ceiling 
before disappearing. 

Or perhaps like the handsome, pin-striped 
brush salesman you had passed one day 
in the hall when you were a younger man, 

catching the glint of his cufflink 

in the corner of your eye as he 

raised his fist 

to knock at the door 

next to yours. 

You are done with all that now. 

Seated quietly, you face in on your small, 
dimly lit room in the retirement hotel, 
back to the door. 

You have a cot. with a woolen blanket, 
a plain wooden dresser of three drawers, 
cliair and an old television set. 

Life, you say, has become 

an inconvenience. 

You do not get out, 

walking any distance too difficult. 

So you sit the day with your cane 
across your lap. as if you were waiting 
for a train, 

waiting for the conductor to announce imminent 

Though there are more and more 

visitors, you seldom 


And the few people you allow in 

come out marvelling. 

Through the dense 

city buildings they say 

they have at once caught the sky 

clear in the depth of your eyes, 

blue and effortless. 

"Leonard Sanazaro 

A poetic voice 

English Prof. Sanazaro 
hears his literary muse 

photo by Veronica Faisant 

A full-time professor Leonard 
Sanazaro relaxes in hia office. 

By Marc Clarkson 

Some people savor a book like 
a fine wine. For Leonard Sa- 
nazaro, a poem is like a fine 
wine. It is crisp, mellow, 
smooth, with color, as the case 
may be. It is to be appreciated. 

Sanazaro, an English profes- 
sor at City College, is both a poet 
and a critic of poetics. He has 
been to the glass, so to speak , 
for many, many years, and 
over the last 10, he has compiled 
manuscripts, with his poems 
appearing in such publications 
as the Centennial Review, 
The Journal of Letters at 
Michigan State University, 
The Seattle Review and The 
Southwest Review. 

Sanazaro's advice to aspiring 
poets is based on long experi- 

For submission of poems, he 
doesn't advise the writer to start 
with the New Yorker or the 
Atlantic Review. 

Instead, he advises poets to 
walk their fingers through the 
International Directory of Uni- 
versity and Small Presses, 

Poetry Corner 

Transient of Love 

/ cast my love like a bag lady 

casts bread to pigeons. 

lU-love flies to me 

before I can get the first 

crumb out. 

It knows me so well. 

Ill-love knows so well, so well, 

this transient of love. 

Love races with the wind 

like paper. 

l-ike paper through my mind. 

U races with the crazy wind 
in circles and batches 
and huddles, exhausted 
in corners, 
in newspaper thatches. 

My shopping cart 

is filled, is filled 

with unkept promises. 

Everybody's garbage. 

J steer her into the 

empty predawn streets; 

to move, to move, is love's message. 

I have some good news today, 

dropped my way. 

Little blessings 

to place into my cart. 

I smell the rot of doubt. 

Could God exist for this old lady? 

I hang my head 

and gravity accepts it. 

But looking up with a smile, 

that is hard. 

I do it from the hanging position. 

I live within tlie shadow. 
The shadow sweats ill-thoughts. 
I huddle upon myself, 
keeping vagrant thoughts alive, 
warm as a March hare. 

Love is a familar face 

that walks on by 

too busy for me. 

Love remains a stranger; 

mostly I know the soles of its shoes. 

Good thoughts carry their shadow; 

Ill-love roosts about me 

cooing in the eaves. 

With no approach of good, 

there is no doubt. 

-Marc Clarkson 

where publishers are listed by 
region. The formats they re- 
quire are usually given there as 

The writing game 

Sanazaro says that talent is 
only part of the writing game. 

"One has to be persistent and 
self-disciplined," he says. "You 
have to put your work out there 
and have it returned over and 
over again. No one will over 
say 'yes' to you if you cannot 
stand for him to say 'no.'" 

While the New Yorker and 
the Atlantic Monthly both 
claim to have open submission 
policies, Sanazaro disagrees. 
"You have to have a representa- 
tion of poems established before 
they take your work seriously," 
he says. "Compile your manu- 
script and your acknowledge- 
ments. Then your manu-scripts 
are taken more seriously." 

Is the publishing business 
strictly an insider's game? 

"I have no connections. I 
don't know any of the people at 
the publications I have had my 
poems accepted," he says. 

Good poetry 

Sanazaro believes the test of 
good poetry is partly whether it 
withstands the test of time, and 
not necessarily whether it was 
very successful during its tfttt*. 
"Good poems mellow with 
age," he says. "William Shen- 
stone and Alexander Pope were 
both very popular in the 17th 
century. But Pope's work mel- 
lowed for the readership and 
Shenstones went flat. Pope sur- 
vived because of the intellectual 
depth of his work and the beauty 
of it- 
Are we living in an age of 
copycat writers? 

Sanazaro thinks writing sty- 
les reflect the times. "Certainly 
serious writers do have an 
affect on one another," he says. 
"But I don't know if they 
acquire a common voice." 

He cites Brenda Bellman's 
"Bright Existence" a being so 
far "out ahead of its time intel- 
lectually and artistically from 
the autobiographical narrative 
poems, giving new areas of 
thought and articulation of ex- 
perience not common in this 

"Write for yourself, first," he 
advises young writers. "Be ded- 
icated to expanding your 
knowledge of craft, then if your 
work pleases you, it is more 
likely to please someone else." 

Sanazaro has submitted to a 
publisher his recent collection 
of poems entitled "The Redcoat 
and Other Poems." 


Literary Pursuits is publish 
occasionally in The Guards- 
man. It will take submiss- 
ions for poems, but we will 
not return them. For more in- 
formation drop by B209 - ask 
for Marc. 

4/Tfae Guardsman 




■■■■ W^tV-v^WwV--,'. ' 

photo courtesy of AUsport Pkoto- 
graphic/Black Americana by Richard 
H. Long 

AIDS fells 
tennis great 
Arthur Ashe 

By M.PJl.Howard 

First African -American to 
win the prestigious Wimbledon 
and U.S. Open tennis champi- 
onships, Arthur Ashe died on 
February 6th of pneumonia. 

Ashe, who retired from the 
sport in 1979 after suffering a 
heart attack, allegedly contract- 
ed the AIDS virus in 1983 while 
undergoing open heart surgery. 
Born in 1943, Ashe overcame 
" racism in segregated West 
Virginia to become ranked No.l 
throughout most of the 1960's 
and 1970's, winning more than 
30 titles to the tune of over $1 

Although a whites-only tour- 
nament barred him from play 
in the mid-1950's, he went on to 
win a scholarship to U.C.L.A., 
later achieving the first of 
many major wins while a se- 
cond lieutenant in the U.S. 

On the court or speaking out 
against apartheid, Ashe was 
known for the quiet inner 
strength that he possessed. 
When he took the thunder out of 
U.S. Today's scoop on his battle 
with AIDS, he showed the depth 
of his resolve again. 

Audience and players at the 
Volvo Tennis Tournament in 
San Francisco, observed a mo- 
ment of silence when the news 
of Ashe's death became known. 
The Bill Graham Civic Audi- 
torium was abuzz as both play- 
ers and spectators alike recall- 
ed the Ashe years. 

Tournament Director Barry 
MacKay said, "Arthur and I 
worked together; in fact, he won 
the first Tournament in 1970." 

"He was out there.... taking 
care of business until the end," 
according to former opponent 
Jimmy Connors, 

Despite being modest and un- 
pretentious Ashe, who spent his 
life beating the odds, as well as 
destroying the colour barrier, 
successfully lobbied to have 
South Africa banned from the 
Davis Cup. 

He also founded the Arthur 
Ashe Foundation for the defeat 
of AIDS Inc., as well as becom- 
ing a member of the AIDS insti- 
tutes at both Harvard and 

Rams hoopsters 

Losing streak ends 

By Matt Leonardo 

Ending a disappointing four- 
game losing streak. City Col- 
lege's men's basketball squad 
defeated West Valley College, 
79-71 in the South Gym on Feb- 
ruary 9, 

The Rams, a young team with 
only one returning starter, 
came back from earlier dis- 
appointment with a simplified 
offense, keeping the team more 
directed on the offensive, beat- 
ing West Valley on turnovers - 
only 12 turnovers for City Col- 
lege as opposed to 19 turnovers 
for West Valley. 

"I thought we played well," 
said Rams Coach Harold 
Brown. "I think the team is a lot 
more sure of what to do on 

He added: "During our losing 
streak we had a lot of turnovers 
from our guys not being sure of 
where they're supposed to go 
and where they're supposed to 
be. Basically it was a coach's 
move to simplify things and let 
more of their natural talents 
take over, less structured play. I 

think it's a total team effort. 
The only demands I place on 
these guys right now is on 
defense and on rebounding." 
Offensive punch 

Leading the Rams offense 
was Boddie scoring 29 points 
with one assist, two steals, two 
fouls, and making 6 out of 26 
field goal attempts. 

Also contributing offensively 
were Jackson, scoring 15 points, 
one assist, making 2 of 3 field 
goals, and Owens leading the 
team in both fouls (4) and 
assists (8) and bruising his 

way to score 13 points. 

Boyd headed up the defensive 
play and came in to score II 

Crushed by a four-game los- 
ing streak, the Rams have no 
hope of taking the Golden Gate 
Conference title this year, but 
the team still has a chance to 
make the state playoffs. 
Uphill challenge 

The Rams, with a total of 
eight players, are facing a 
tough second-half of the season 
in a tough conference with three 
teams ranked in the state top 20 

photo by Joe Re Spears 

Antonio ReboUo, demonstrating correct archery form. 

World renowned 

Spanish archer whose flaming arrow 
opened Olympics visits City College 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

A piece of Olympic history re- 
cently visited the City College 
campus. Archery great Antonio 
Rebollo whose flaming arrow 
lit the torch in the opening cer- 
emonies of the '92 Barcelona 
Olympics was on campus 
February 2. 1993. 

Rebollo is a member of both 
the Spanish National and 
Paralympic archery teams. In 
1984, he won a Bronze Medal at 
the '84 L.A. Paralympics and a 
Silver Medal at the '86 Seoul 
Paralympics. As a guest of 
Easton Sports, Rebollo was at 
the Phelan Campus archery 
range to promote the sport . 

Rebollo started the exhibition 
with the proper method of 
stringing a recurve bow. He 
then demonstrated how proper 
form could increase accuracy, 
even for someone who hadn't 
practiced for months. Through 
an interpreter, Rebollo said, 

"The technique is the most 
important thing not whether you 
hit the bulls-eye. This is true of 
all sports, not just archery. If 
you have the technique down, 
you will be a competitive 

In archery, you go from no 
effort to total exertion back to 
zero effort in a matter of 
seconds. You must be physically 
fit so being involved in other 
sports and exercise programs is 
wise. As a member of the 
Spanish National archery team, 
we also play basketball, swim, 
row, ride a bicycle run, and lift 
weights in an effort to keep 
himself in shape. 

RoboUo who lost some 50 
percent of his mobility due to 
contracting polio as a young 
child, credits his success today 
to the change sports made in his 
life despite needing an 
apparatus in order to get about 
as a youth growing up in 

Plenty of action inWestVaOq 

(West Valley College, DiaU 
Valley College and San 3» 

Coach Brown has ' definSi 
playoff hopes, but it will bei 
uphill battle playing on iherai 
and keeping this new te» 

"Our conference is a rei 
tough one," said Brown. TVle 
you have a young team thal> 
struggling to get together y* 
can't lose games." 

Added Brown: "We started)! 
with a win. The four hvf-' 
were tough games, being ew 
games it kept us together so* 
could turn it around, ^ni * 
did. The only way I can seen 
not accomplishing what w 
have begun to accomplish in ta 
second half of the seasons 
injuries. If we stay heal* 
we've got it. There's no doul' 
we'll be in the state playoffs.''* 
only problem is we'll, have U 
play on the road. We haveU 
accept it like men because* 
put ourselves in that position. 

Rams out 
by S JCC 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

City College's women;8 I* 
ketball team was buned » 
February 2. when San Jose ij 
College muscled its way to H"^ 
37 trashing of the RflO* 
South Gym. ^ 

San Jose's height and SP^ 
were offset by City Coliep. 
size for most of the fir^^V 
Shots and baskets were pf^ 
much evenly distributed^ 
tween the two teams. City 
lege was only down by 
points at the half, 23-16. j 

San Jose ran players m JJ 
out as they tired or got '" , 
trouble. City College tned "J 
iantly to keep up. but tW ^^ 
was just too much for theW. ^ 

Shambala Ferguson 1^^ 
team in scoring and teP* 
ing with 13 points, 14 retr 
one assist and one steal. 

Feb. 17-Mar.2, 1993 

photo by M.P.R. Howard 

The Guardsman/S 

Heather Davis, catcher for City College softbaii team. 

Batter up! 

Challenging season ahead 
for young promising team 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

In a pre-season interview, 
Softball coach Coni Staff talked 
about the prospects for the up- 
coming season and how tough 
she's expecting the season to be. 
Coach Staff said, "We have 
only two returnees from last 
season; another is practicing 
with us but sitting out the actual 
season. We have players who 
haven't played much softball so 
there's not a lot of experience on 
the team." 

She continued, "We've had to 

make adjustments because of 

ople being sick, conflicts with 

that were absolutely 

lecessary, work schedules; 

that's something that hasn't 

happened before." 

About player potential, Coach 
Staff said, "We haven't actu- 
ally played a game yet, but 
there are three players we're 
expecting should perform well. 
Shika Langford, who'll be play- 
ing shortstop, is very quick; she 
hit the ball nicely at the scrim- 
mage at San Francisco State; if 
she can make contact with the 
ball as she's been doing, she 
should do well. Rita Garza, 
who'll play either left or center 
field, has good ability; played 
lots of Softball in the military; 
will be helpful in a leadership 

"Heather Davis, who'll be 
playing catcher, has got a 
Softball mind; she doesn't 
hesitate to vocalize directions; 
is one of those people who try 
utmost to keep communication 
open. The catcher's the quarter- 
back of the team so far as 
defense goes." 

According to Coach StafT, 
"It's going to be a challenging 
season because we have so few 
people returning and we're in a 
tough Softball conference. Our 
feeder schools just don't seem to 
have quite the same quality of 
programs that other areas in 
our conference of schools so 
we're at a disadvantage right 
off the bat." 

Tough season ahead 

In pre-conference play, one of 
the tougher to beat teams will be 
Santa Rosa on February 25, 
said Coach Staff. Another tough- 
to-beat team is Solano. "We 
were pretty equal in form last 
season; I don't know what kind 
of team they have this year," 
she said. 

photo by MJ>.R. Howard 

Dorothy Harden takes a strike. 

In the Golden Gate Confer- 
ence, San Mateo. Chabot, Delta, 
and West Valley are the teams 

to beat 

Endurance clinic 
may prove a 
blessing for Rams 

By Adam Weiler 

City College's Endurance Cli- 
nic was well attended by 
newcomers, as well as some of 
last year's returnees. 

The clinic had a wide array 
of lectures, ranging from vari- 
ous health techniques, to learn- 
ing the basics of shotput, triple 
jump, hurdles, etc... 

One of the lectures, "Coaching 
the Sprints" by City College 
Track Coach Doug Owyang, 
City College track coach, focus- 
ed on his goals for the athletes 
on the City College track team. 
His number one goal is dedi- 
cation to the team and to 

According to Owyang, if you 
are mentally tough and can 
handle the practice, then you 
can handle any meet. 

Sean Laughlin, men's track 
coach, said, "We are a very 
well-balanced team this year, 
with our main strength being 
our sprinters." 

He added: "We have mainly 
been working on conditioning 
thus far; now it's time to work 
on the technique." 

A few faces to watch this year 
are Tyrone Stewart, Matt Fin- 
nie and Jeff Speech. The team to 
watch out for is Diablo Valley 
College, whose overall team 
scores are always very good. 

Strong showing gives 
Rams narrow victory 

By Adam Weiler 

A strong, overall performance 
by City College's men's basket- 
ball team led them to victory 
over the San Jose City College 
Jaguars, 83-78 on February 12 at 
City College. 

City College jumped out to a 
quick 15-point lead at 26-10 with 
the help of three three-pointers 
from Walter Jackson, who 
ended up with 17 points on the 
evening. The Jaguars used an 
aggresive trapping defense to 
cut the lead to eight points at the 
half, 47-39. 

For most of the second-half, 
the Rams managed to keep the 
Jaguars at arms length behind 

a solid defensive effort. Coach 

Harold Brown's defensive phi- 
losophy for the game was to 
"keep them of the free throw 
line and force them to shoot 
from the outside." 

Unselfish effort 

Overall, it was an unselfish 
team effort, led by 22 points 
from the team's leading re- 
bounder, Sam Boyd. The team's 
leading scorer on the season, 
Jermaine Boddie scored 17 
points on the night, six below 
his average. 

In a post game interview with 
Coach Brown, he said, "All the 
players came together tonight to 
put in a great team effort." 

photo by Jin Kim 

Charlotte Romer attempts a shot while Shambala Ferguson looks on. 

City College loses 
see-saw battle 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

In one of its toughest, see-saw 
battles. City College's women's 
basketball team came away 
with a disappointing 55-43 loss 
to tfie San Joaquin Delta College 
Mustangs in the South Gym on 
February 5. 

The Rams and Mustangs 
traded baskets for about the first 
10 minutes, then City pulled 
away to lead at halftime by five 
points, 25-20. 

In the second-half. City Col- 
lege couldn't keep the momen- 
tum going, despite the efforts of 

Shambala Ferguson, who had 18 
points, 18 rebounds and three 
steals, and Michelle Hector, 
who had a season-high 17 
points, with six rebounds, one 
assist and one steal. 

After the game Coach Grady 
said, "You have to know how to 
play with a lead to win this type 
of game; we haven't been in 
that position often enough to 
know how." 

She added: "I thought we con- 
trolled the rebounds pretty well, 
but we couldn't shut down their 
top scorers. They shut down our 
best ball-handler and that hurt 

Men's Baseball 

Tuesday, March 2, West Valley College at WVC 2:30pm 

Men's Basketball 

Friday, February 19, Chabot College at CCSF 7:30pm 

Women's Basketball 

Friday, February 19, San Jose City College at SJCC 5:30pm 

Women's Softball 
Thursday, February 18, Monterey Penn. Coll. at MFC 3pm 
Saturday, February 20, Skyline Tourney at Skyline all day 

Tuesday, February 23. Skyline College at CCSF 3pm 

Thursday. February 25, Santa Rosa Com. Coll. at CCSF 3pm 

Tuesday, March 2, SkyHnc College at Skyline 2pm 

Women's Tennis 

Friday, February 19, Hartnell College at CCSF 2pm 

Monday, February 22, Napa Valley College at Napa 2pm 

Thursday, February 25. Santa Rosa Jr. Coll. at CCSF 2pm 

Monday, March 1, Foothill College at CCSF 2:30pm 

Tuesday, March 2, Mills College at Oakland 3pm 

MenAVomen's Track & Field 

Saturday, February 27. Sac City Timetrials at SCC 2pm 

6/The Guardsman 


O P 1 ]^ I O N s 

All letters should be signed and 
addressed to the Opinions Editor, 
The Guardsman, in Bungalow 209. 
The Guardsman reserves the right 
to edit for style and grammar. 

What about these diseased, rapacious queers lining up at the 
induction office, ready to spread their demon seed among our buff, 
clean shaven recruits? I knew that this would happen if we 
elected the Democrat. These homosexuals get uppity, start 
thinking that they're just as entitled to kill foreigners as the next 
guy.. .Nice try, buddy!!! If you're gonna kiss 'em, we're not 
gonna let you kill *em. One or the other. No pulling Clintons... 

Meanwhile, truckloads of E. coli infected beef wind their way 
up and down the Pacific Coast... the Department of Agriculture 
assures us that a certain amount of fecal matter in commercially 
processed beef is normal, and that the answer lies in making 
sure that we cook the infected meat enough to be sure that we 
have killed all of the microbes... 

Jack-in-the-Bag Homeslyle Burger 

I M lb. fecal beef 

Sesame seed bun 

Special Sauce, if you know what I mean 

Preheat grill to 350. Shape fecal beef Into puck. Slap it on the 
grill, and cook the crap out of it..... 

Infected meat is a good theme for a column. Psycologically 
pungent, it hjjis at the root of our collective fear- the fear of 
"weakness", the fear of invasion, and our darkest cinema 
nightmare -- fear that the enemy is among u8...We'i;e traced the 
call.. .it's coming from inside the house! 

One of the real yet underdefined responsibilities of the 
President is to help us overcome this fear, to be the reassuring 
parent of the hysterical nation. This is the real reason that 
President Reagan remained so popular, despite a failing 
economy- he had a way of speaking that calmed you, made you 
feel that everything was under control. ..poy no attention to the 
man behind the curtain, I am Oz the Great and Terrible... 

We have solidified our fears by categorizing them. Instead of 
spirits and monsters, we have microbes and bacteria. There 
really are unseen forces ready to do you harm, and bundling up 
under the blankets are not going to keep these monsters from 
having you for lunch. 

Part of our fascination with National Defense is this type of 
overcompensation for our perceived lack of personal defense. 
This is why the spectre of queers in the military is so viscerally 
upsetting to many - on a subconcious level, homosexuals are seen, 
vis-a-vis the AIDS virus, as being "weak", of having "limited 
defenses". We don't want to feel this way about the mihtary, and 
so we don't want any fighting queers, thank you very much. 

Take it for good, bad, or indifferent. Most of the so called 
"logical" arguments on the matter have at their root a subconcious 
assumption hke the one that I have laid out. It can be seen by 

anyone who listens with a clear head to one of the endless debates 
on the subject. 

Can President Clinton reconcile his agenda with the fear of 
mainstream America? Maybe, if he gives us something more 
potent to be afraid of, "NannyGate" came and went, the time is 
ripe for a deeper terror than illegal immigrant babysitters — 

--Dawn of the Night of the Infected Beef- 
(loudly, with gusto) 

love to eat 

this fecal meat 

can't be beat 

my fecal meat treat. 

(repeat until your colostomy) 

And on the subject of infected meat, let me talk for a minute 
about Governor Wilson. What he wants to do to our budget is 
scary and out of proportion. If he gets his way, tuition will triple 
and enrollment will drop. Don't let it happen. Call his office at 
(916) 445-2841 and say "This is another City College student 
calling to tell you that your budget plan sucks eggs." You don't 
have to use those exact words, but every little bit helps. In a state 
that gave us Nixon and Reagan, we have to watch out constantly 
for politicians like Wilson. He could be next. 

Ugh. It's enough to give me a stomach ache. Time for a 

Dear Editor: 

It seems as though every 
semester community college pri- 
ces increase as services decrease. 
It seems as if the students of the 
community college system are at 
the mercy of our Governor, Pete 

Recently Governor Wilson pro- 
posed cutting $3.6 billion from the 
community college budget and 
simultaneously proposed another 
fee increase to $30 per unit 
beginning in the fall of 1993. 

Many community college stu- 
dents feel that services should not 
be cut and fees simultaneously 
raised; unfortunately, this idea is 
irrational and irresponsible. It 
was inevitable that the state could 
not avoid service cuts and fee in- 
creases with the constant flow of 
new students not only at CCSF, 
but throughout the state. In order 
for students to reap the ad- 
vantages they ask for, taxes 
and/or fees must be raised and 
yet higher taxes will not be wel- 
comed by the majority of work- 
ing, taxpaying, voting Cali- 

As for budget cutting, avoiding 
cuts in the budget of one state pro- 
gram invariably results in the 
cuts being made in another state 
program. If someone is working 
and paying taxes and their own 
bills, why should they be forced to 
foot the bill for a system that re- 
turns them nothing? Why 
should those who are already 
paying be further burdened by the 
community college's inability to 
convince students that com- 
munity college is still the "blue 
light" sale of education? 

By design the community col- 
lege system has the role of re- 
training students, offering voca- 
tional two year programs and 
serving as a fast track into a four 
year university at a fraction of 
the cost. Yet it can sometimes 
serve as an adult baby-sitting ser- 
vice for those young adults who 
are given the choice of "go to 
school or get a job," as well as a 
haven for wayward and unfo- 
cused refugees of academia. Es- 
pecially for those students who 
are young and/or lack focus, this 
arrahgement tends to disillusion 
them from the working world and 
from reality. 

We all know who they are; 
maybe you were one too at some 
point in your life, I was. In most 
cases it is my generation, those 
over 21 and under 32. I notice 
these wayward souls who fill up 
classes in the first week of school 
and who are usually gone by the 
first test or shortly thereafter. 
Where they go I don't know; I 
don't think anyone does. One 
thing that the fee increases do 
accomplish is to force students 
who are unsure of their com- 
mitment to school to really ex- 
amine their goals. 

If a potential full-time student 
is asking themselves, their 
parents, or financial aid for $360 
(before books) they become forced 
to make a commitment. And in 
many cases those less studious or 
desireous of an education will 
forego school, enabling someone 
with the drive and desire to 
eagerly take their place. 

Last semester we were all 
aware of the potential fee in- 

creases and some of us plB^- 
for it by saving our money, > 
ing our parents, avoidjni 
necessary expenses or whalei^ 
was going to take. In my tan 
BOGG grant that I reci! 
covered the increase and kep: 
from fretting. Many of those . 
feel that "education is a righi 
why hath Pete forsaken tat' . 
invariably those who are un^' 
see that education does hn 
price tag just like everythinii 
in our society. 

Why is it that people feelj» 
ified in paying $150 for 'pu 
shoes (not to mention t 
multitude of other mediabs 
consumer tagged "must-have' 

Many of those same slut 
consumers are unable to sk 
paying $30 a unit for an tk 
tion that will last a lot \vf 
than the latest fad accessin 
Many of us who will pay K 
cool, comfortable, and ent^rtr 
are unable to fathom the idti 
education as a valuable inre 
ment. unless someone elsep 
for it. 

I do not perceive ft 
Wilson's proposals as unjust^ 
or unneccessary. Although! 
not see raising fees and cuir 
budgets as the answer to a i 
dropout rate or the inablililj 
help students focus in on t 
cation, the actions of thegovsr 
should not be perceived 

As for me I will forego the: 
lular phones. Madonna in^" 
accoutrements and expetf 
sport-star identified tennis iii 
as my investment in edueafc 
priceless. -MarkMorv 

Reprinted by permission fro^ 
UCSB Daily Nexus 

Dear Editor: 

•Thomas Jefferson: "The sfw 
reason for the People to rtm 
Right to Keep and Bear Arma 
a last resort, to protect thtrns 
against tyranny in gooernm&i' 
•Samuel Adams: 'The ConsUH 
shall never be construed to pf. 
the People of the United Stoia: 
keeping arms." , , 

♦George Washington: 'Firtt 
stand next in importance to l«^ 
stitution itself "^^^y "" 
American People's liberty, if 
and keystone under indtpt^f 
The rifle and pistol are ino* 
able and they deserve o P'* 
honor with all that is SO^. 
firearms go. all goes. We ifw' 
every hour." 

•Benjamin Franklin; 'JAoK 
would sacrafice essential i'*' 
obtain a little temporary «V« 
serve neither Liberty nor MP 
•Patrick Henry: "Guard f»' 
ous attention the public*^ 
Suspect everyone who appf^ 
that jewel. Unfortunately.^ 
will preserve it but aoa 
force. Whenever you gn>i^ 
force you are ruined... '^*^ 
ject is that every man ot op^ 
everyone who is able may 
gun." ^ 

Under the new CHn"" JJ 
istration, our second fl""^ ; 
rights are in grave da^S^ji 
port your right to keep a" 
arms. Write to your repres^ ^ 
and join the Nationaij 
Association today (800-43S-* 

Is $25 a year so much w "^ 
the freedom the Founding 
fought to win for us? „j 


Feb. 17-Mar. 2, 1993 

The Guardsntan/7 



The lynching of Bill Honig 
By Ash Miller 

Until January 29, California Public Schools 
Superintendant Bill Honig was a central figure in educational re- 
form in California: a tireless crusader, unafraid to go out on a 
limb to further his goal of progressive, efficicent, effective public 

In 1985, Honig rejected a series of textbooks as "too soft" in 
their treatment of evolution, causing a flood of consternation 
among the fire-and-brimstone crowd, most notably with Bible- 
thumping heart-throb Lou Sheldon, leader of the Traditional 
Values Coalition. (Sheldon was reportedly instrumental last year 
in convincing Gov. Wilson to veto ABlOl, the gay-rights bill.) It 
was Honig who masterminded Proposition 98, the votor initiative 
in which public schools were guaranteed forty percent of the state 

Honig has been widely recognized as one of the only 
viable Democratic contenders for Governor, in a state dominated 
by Orange County politics. As a result, he has long been a visible 
target for Wilson and the right wing. Gov. Wilson has been try- 
ing desperately to unseat Honig, to pull him out of the political 
landscape and emasculate his office of any real power, thus 
giving sole control of educational policy to the conservative Board 
of Education. 

On the evening of October 17, 1991, seven agents of the U.S. 
Department of Justice - five of them armed ~ raided Honig's San 
Francisco home, seizing documents relating to the Quality 
Education Project, an orginization started by Honig's wife, 
Nancy, which pushes for strong parental involvement in public 
schools. The charges: violation of the state conflict-of-interest 

Before the cops had even left the house, a member of the 
press phoned the Honigs to ask how the raid was going. "The fact 
that there was a leak," a stunned and angry Honig said later, 
" was suspicious." 

"""" State (Republican^ Attorney ~CI«h~eran)anLuhgreh~'^Ticr 
had both filed the indictment and orchestrated the raid, later de- 
fended his department's strong-arm, press-leaking, gun-toting 
tactics as "standard policy." 

Last January 29, Honig was convicted in Sacramento 
Superior Court of four counts of violating the conflict-of-interest 
statute. He could face up to five years in prison. However, there 
are serious questions about the fairness of the trial. Judge James 
Long refused to admit testimony that was crucial to Honig's 
defense, providing strict instructions to the jury on what was and 
wasn't admissable as evidence. 

In fact, afler the trial was over, several members of the 
jury reported that they had no choice but to find Honig guilty of the 
charges. The verdict had been decided even before the opening 
statements. "They were out to get him, and they got him," said 
one juror later. (Upon hearing of the guilty verdict, Bible-honker 

Sheldon gleefully proclaimed, "The emperor stands naked for all 

The Honig conviction gives Wilson an opening not only to 
tailor educational policy to his liking, but to change the way such 
policy is dictated. And it could spell death for affordable public 
higher education in California. 


Established 1935 

Juan Gonzales 


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In 1991, a power-struggle erupted between Honig and the 
conservative Board of Education, with the board gridlocking 
Honig's every attempt at reform and improvement. 

On November 8. in a closed-door meeting from which 
Honig had been excluded, the board voted to sue for more power 
from the State government. (A crucial deciding vote was cast by a 
seventeen-year-old student delegate attending his second Board 
meeting.) Later, board-member Katheryn Dronenburg, who had 
cast a dissenting vote, was annoyed. "This is real unfortunate. 
There are a lot of real educational issues we ought to be dealing 
with and this isn't one of them." 

At this point, the pubUcly-elected Superintendant still holds 
as much power as the Board of Education. But with Honig's con- 
viction, Wilson can strip the Superintendant's seat of any real 
power, leaving policy to be dictated by the Republican-dominated 
board. And since Wilson is free to choose the next 
Superintendant, he is free to choose someone who won't fight his 
proposed 300% community college tuition increase. 

And who is on the Board? People like board president Joe 
Stein, who wants to reintroduce prayer into our schools, a man 
whose position during the textbook flap was that "evolution is the- 
ory, not fact... I have never seen anything to cause me to change 
my opinion." What kind of pictures was this guy doodling in 
science class? With the Superintendant's seat essentially empty, 
Stein is the one now calling the shots. 

So we now have a creationist dictating policy in the largest 
educational machine in the free world. If Wilson has his way in 
selecting a new Superintendant who is conveniently numb from 
the neck up, students will soon be reviewing Genesis in their ge- 
ology classes, and professors will be signing loyalty oaths to the 
Flat Earth Society. With Bill Honig out of the picture, Gov. 
Wilson and his cronies are now clear to give Califomians the 
jnost. ethnophobic, xejiophibic, economophobic. claustrophobic edu- 
cation money can't buy. 

Wilson's and Lungren's strategy was brilbant: they chose 
exactly the right way to destroy Bill Honig. On a superficial 
level, it is easy to dismiss Honig's case as just another public of- 
ficial with his hand caught in the cookie-jar. 

After Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky and Charles Keating, 
the public has been conditioned to file "conflict of interest" in the 
same drawer in its mind as "serial murder" and "incest." But 
the reality of the situation is much more sinister. The reality is 
that the state of California will soon lose its hard-fought reputation 
as provider of the best public higher educational system in the 
country, at a time when such education is cruciaL 

Bill Honig will appeal the verdict, 
did anything wrong," 

"I still don't think I 


Bored witless by the fall 
programming? Here's a fun and 
easy rainy-day activity. Read 
today's paper for the latest list of 
atrocities committed in the name 
of nationalism. Locate the phone 
number of the consulate of vour 
favorite country from the handy 
list below. Call 'em up, and tell 
'em what you think! That's what 
they're there for... 

Argentina 982-3050 

Australia 362-6160 

Brazil 981-8173 

Canada 495-6021 

Chile 982-7662 

Republic of 

China 362-7680 

Colombia 362-0080 

Egypt 346-9700 

El Salvador 781-7924 

France 397-4330 

Germany 775-1061 

Great Britian 981-3030 

Greece 775-2102 

HaiU 469-5629 

India 668-0672 

Israel 398-8885 

Japan 777-3533 

Korea 921-2253 

Mexico 392-8102 

Nigeria (212)715-7200 

Peoples Republic 

ofChina 563-4885 

Peru 362-5185 

Philippines 433-6666 


Spain 922-2995 

Switzerland 788-2272 

Venezuela 512-8340 

Can't find a country? Come by the 
office of The Guardsman for the 
complete hst.... 

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photo by M.P.R. Howard 

Fob. 17.Mar.^;, 

Prancca Lea 
Vice-Chancellor of Instruction 

LJOBEIjLE, cont. from page I 

be able to resume my respon- 
sibilities as chancellor full- 
time within six weeks and will 
monitor the activities through 
that period of time." 

Subsequent to surgery, Dobelle 
remained in the intensive care 
unit for two days and is ex- 
pected to remain in the hospital 
for about a week. 

"The reality is that Dr. Do- 
belle had no obvious symtoms to 
designate heart disease. Rou- 
tine tests were done and the 
treadmill showed symptoms for 
further testing," said Dr. Allan 
Pont, chief of staff and Do- 
belle's persona] physician. 

Preventive action 

Dr. Pont added: "the cardiac 
bypass surgery is a relatively 
routine procedure, the purpose of 
which is to prevent a heart at- 
tack. I expect Evan to make a 
complete recovery and be back 
to work in six to eight weeks." 

While Dobelle convalesces, 
the acting chancellor will be 
Frances Lee, vice chancellor of 
instruction. Budget Director Pe- 
ter Goldstein will represent Do- 
belle on the Budget and Plan- 
ning Committee and Dean Bob 
Gabriner will assume the chan- 
cellor's responsibilities to the 
Academic Senate and Associa- 
ted Students. 

CONDOM, cont. from page 1 

listening to speakers, videos, 
literature, dances and social 
events. Through these experi- 
ences members will be able to 
make informed choices about 
their sex lives and safety. We 
plan to become a part of the com- 
munity movement for AIDS/ 
HIV awareness." 

Project Save recruits a new 
group of peer educators each 
fall. Project Save students are 
required to volunteer seven 
hours of time to community- 
based organizations. The group 
hopes to sponsor events through- 
out the semester, according to 

To participate, call AIDS Edu- 
cation Resource Instructor Jai- 
me Borrazas at 241-2360. 
(Editor's Note: In addition to 
the usual 10 percent student dis- 
count, Condomania Stores will 
give away 1,000 condoms, a safe 
sex kit with each $10 purchase, 
and will donate 10 percent of 
condom sales to local AIDS 
organizations during National 
Condom Week.) 

TERRAIN, cont. from page 1 

with the installation of a switch- 
back (back and forth flow) on the 
trail, wheelchair bound students 
and faculty may still wind up 
traveling a great distance." 

A specialist in designing ways 
around barriers since 1978, 
Logan explained that "the law 
states that 'a path can only rise 
about one foot for every 15 feet 
traveled, while a ramp has only 
one foot for every twelve feet 

Logan added: "Any steeper and 
there must be hand rails on 
either side of the walk-way." 

Also in the discussion stage is 
the possible construction of an 
elevator to be built into the out- 
side of the Student Union in 
order to make all levels of the 
building accessible to disabled 

Wednesday, February 17 

The World Affairs Council 
of Northern California pre- 
sents "The Presence of the 
Past in Modern Turkey," at 
312 Stutter Street, Second 
Floor, 5:30 p.m., registration 
5:45 p.m., member: $6/ Non- 
member $9. Reservations are 
recommened (415) 4344-5112. 

Wednesday, February 17 

Presentation by Glenn Nan- 
ce, Chair. African American 
Studies, "The Evolution of 
African American Studies 
and Historic Revisionism," 
from 12-1 p.m.. Room ElOl. 

Thursday, February 18 

The World Affairs Council 
of Northern California pre- 
sents "India and Pakistan; 
Collision or Compromise?" at 
312 Sutter Street, Second 
Floor, 5:15 p.m. registra- 
tion/Members $6 & Non- 
member $9. Reservations re- 
commended (415) 434-5112. 

Monday, February 22 

California Academy of Sci- 

ences, "Meet The Author" 
program presents Children's 
Author Pat Kite reading from 
her Down In The Sea Series: 
"The Octopus" and "The 
Jellyfish." in Golden Gate 
Park at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 
p.m., (415)750-7114. 

Wednesday, February 24 
Presentation by Tarik Far- 
rar, African American Stu- 
dies Dept., "The Lessons of 
History and African Ameri- 
can Survival," 12-1 p.m., 
Room ElOl. 

Wednesday, February 24 

The World Affairs Council 
of Northern California pre- 
sents "China: New Reforms, 
Old Politics," 312 Sutter 
Street, Second Floor, 5:15 p.m. 
registration. Member $6 & 
Non-member $9. Reserva- 
tions are recommended (415) 

Wednesday, March 3 

"Vietnam Today," lecture by 
Mika Robinson, Conlan 
Hall, Room 101, City College 
of San Francisco, 12-1 p.m. 

Inner Circle" deals with the profound realities of AIDS. 

WlJ_jbOWj cont. from page 1 

ied by the State Chancellor, to 
permit greater flexibility of 
authority on education at the 
Board of Governors and district 
levels. They also recommend- 
ed extending the half-cent emer- 
gency sales tax for a period of 
time to be determined and ear- 
marked for education. The 
Board is holding firm on its 
position to get these recommen- 
dations passed. 

The emergency sales tax 
would generate $1.5 billion in 
revenues, which would elimin- 
ate the need for any educational 
funding cuts. "Community col- 
leges cannot take a $300 mil- 
lion cut and continue to do their 
job effectively," claimed Kim 
Hugett, Director of College Re- 
lations. Communications, and 
Public Affairs for the Californ- 
ia Community Colleges. "The 
best way to get out of a recession 
is to have an adequate work 
force. Community colleges do 
that, we provide the technical 
training needed during a reces- 
sionary economy," 

Senator Quentin Kopp has 
contacted the State, but will not 
make any preconceived judg- 
ments on this issue until he 
sees the final budget proposal. 
"Senator Kopp would consider 
finding and closing tax loop 
holes rather than increase any 
tuition," stated District Repre- 
sentative John Shanley of Sena- 
tor Kopp's Office. 

cont. rroin page 2 


without removing his topcoat 
and gloves, always sporting a 
silly hat. He would spin 
around and dance while lead- 
ing or playing his music. 

He performed with such jazz 
greats as Roy Elridge, Edgar 
Hayes. Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy 
Dorsey, Ina Ray Hutton and 
Benny Carter. 

The birth of be-bop may have 
been delivered when, after 
hearing clarinetist Frudy 
Powell playing wierdly with 
different effects, Dizzie mim- 
icked some of the sounds and 
improved on them to create the 
Gillespie's style. 

Gillispie was once honored in 
1956 by being made cultural 
(musical) ambassador from 
this country, touring cities 
around the world with his now- 
famous musical presence. 

pholo by AngclUitlf 

"I think its terrible," si 
Anita Martinez, Dean of S* 
dents. "California says il i 
here to provide its people witi 
access to higher educate 
through community "'collegei 
but instead it is creating ahsi 
rier financially and psycbolof 
ically to obtaining an edoo 

The fee increase for thisst 
mester has already led to it 
dining enrollment. Due to lb 
fee increase in Fall '92, Cii) 
College saw a 50% decline u 
students holding Bachelor i' 
Arts degrees, according to ]£ 
lie Smith of the Ro scare Ir*" 
partment at Phelan Campus. 

"It will get rid of some p» 
pie. I know a lot of people ort 
here who have to work to payf* 
school," said Frank Daniels, i 
student from Skyline (.oHeP 
"If I didn't have my dad's hel^ 
my whole paycheck would be? 
ing to tuition." 

"I can't even afford $w' 
unit," Elizabeth Milos, a Ttf 
try student in Broadcastii« 
said. "Wilson has not respcn* 
ed positively to education, tW 
will effect not just our gene» 
tion, but generations to coffi'^ 
Milos is a welfare mother wit 
a two-and-one-half-year-oidj 
provide and care for. She («" 
her goal of transferring to a u* 
iversity may now be an iwi'* 
sible dream." 

At the Scottish Rite, Wen* 
Rose sang "There will be oW 
nights !ike this," but there ^ 
never by another you. 
Radical Style 

The radical style initiated^ 
Gillespie and others, O"?^ 
from fast moving techmj 
passages, marked a definite*! 
parture from the swing B^- 
was probably the birth o' 
giant: modem jazz, as we If 

' Tilf 

Dizzie appeared on *' 

magazine with the headli^ 

"How Deaf Can You Get. J 

had a world-wide followng'j 

his style of music ""'% 

heard in colleges and cl*^ 

alike. Unlike the b'f;°'l'; 

format, which it partiall> J 

placed, it was best when n 

lized by a small band uij 

tricky rhythms and passioM 

solos. L 






CCSF students to take tuition fight to Sacramento 

Vol. 115, No. 3 

City College of San Francisco 

March 4-16, 1993 

News Briefs 

In a letter to high school 
journalism advisors, the 
American Civil Liberties 
Union of Northern Califor- 
nia applauded the passage of 
a new law in California that 
strengthens students' rights 
to freedom of expression. 

Tiie measure, SB 1115 au- 
thored by Senator Bill Leo- 
nard (R-Upland), reaffirms 
the guarantees of free speech 
under the First Amendment 
and the California Constitu- 
tion for high school and col- 
lege students. 

The measure, which recei- 
\(.-d bi-partisan support, was 
-igned by Governor Pete 
Wilson on September 30 and 
'.v'^'nt into effect on January 1, 

"It is significant that the 
I. legislature and the Governor 
liave wholeheartedly em- 
liraced free speech protection 
:ind recognized the impor- 
iiuiue of it for high school 
uid college students. With 
^^i«>«vH:reastiig rise ei^ c e n a o f- — 
ship on campuses, a message 
needed to be sent to school 
orficinls that abridgement of 
iree speech rights will not be 
tolerated," said ACLU Legis- 
lative Director Margaret Pe- 
iia who played a key role in 
lobbying for the bill. 

The ACLU-NC places great 
iniportance on protecting stu- 
ilcnts' freedom of expression 
in schools. The Howard A. 
I''iiedman First Amendment 
Kducation Project, directed 
Uy Mareia Gallo, focuses on 
t-'ducating high school stu- 
dents and teachers about 
tbeir First Amendment 

In addition, ACLU-NC at- 
torneys are often called upon 
to remind school officials 
that the California Education 
Code prohibits most forms of 
censorship in this state and 
have challenged school ad- 
ministrators' attempts to cen- 
sor student newspapers, lit- 
erary magazines, videos, T- 
shirts and buttons. 

Board closes in on 
critical decisions 

By M.P.R.Howard 

With the State reducing its com- 
niitment to education, the San 
Francisco Community College 
District Board of Trustees lis- 
tened to its Director of Finance 
five his bleak quarterly report. 

Director Peter Goldstein esti- 
mated that City College could 
wind up with a deficit reaching 
S^O million. He later added that, 
^he State is dinging us for the $2 
"Million that they said they would 

rve us just two months ago." 

Students protest fee hikes 

;ihiii.> i.y \Vtuiii^,i F.ij.-ant By Ash MiUcr 

Students rally in Rams Plaza lawn to challenge fee 
increase and budget cutbacks that threaten their 
educational future. 

Newest trustee 

Monet pushes for student input 
as college moves to define itself 

photo by Assof Reznik 

Mario Monet, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, at one of a 
series of open forums held to discuss Community College District's 
Mission Statement. 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

Student participation is critical 
in shaping the college's mission 
and value statement which will 
assist the Board of Trustees in 
acting upon KH Consultants' rec- 
ommendations, said Maria Mon- 
et, newest member of the San 
Francisco Community College 
District Board of Trustees. 

There were about half a dozen 
students who attended the 
February 17 Task Force meeting 
that Monet chairs. "This was not 
enough. We would like to have 
seen more students." 

Although there were a few stu- 
dents in attendance along with 
some faculty and administrators, 
Monet said they were able to get at 
least 30 ideas which she now is 

putting into a draft. 

Monet, who holds a Jurist Doc- 
tor's degree from Boston Univer- 
sity, urged the students to get in- 
volved in the meetings saying, 
"we have these meetings to hear 
what's on people's minds. It's un- 
fortunate that not many students 
came to tell us what they think." 

The Task Force was created 
last month to redefine the col- 
lege's mission and value state- 
ment in light of the current bud- 
get crisis. "The task force's job 
is to give the Board guidance as to 
what the values and mission of 
City College should be before KH 
makes its recommendations." 
Monet said. The recommenda- 
tions will take place on April 1, 

Over 500 students rallied at 
Rams Plaza on March 3 in 
protest of Gov. Pete Wilson's pro- 
posed fee increases and budget 
cuts. Chris Kortright, a member 
of the Free Education Coalition, 
called for a walk-out to "shut 
down the institution..." The rally 
is seen as a first step in a long 
campaign to stop the State legisla- 
ture from gutting the education 

"This is just the beginning... it 
is a way to break the ice," said 
Abraham Herrera, chairman of 
the Fee Hike Opposition Commit- 

Wilson's budget proposal would 
increase fees to $30 per unit and 
slash 11.7 percent from the state 
education budget. CALSACC is 
demanding a stop to the fee in- 
crease, and a stop to department 
reductions, and staff layoffs. 

Speakers called for a combined 
walk-out and teach-in. 

In a spirited moment, former 
A.S. president Paul Dunn brought 
the crowd to its feet with a call to 
stand up and fight for a right to 
an education. 

The Board of Trustees and the 
college administration have his- 
torically supported no tuition fees 
or low tuition fees for students, 
according to Public Relations as- 
sistant Donna Mooney. 

Students were invited to call 
Wilson's office to voice their 
opinions at a "phone booth" pro- 
vided by the A.S. Council. 
Festivities included food and live 
entertainment. A.S. will send the 
results of a 15-question survey, 
along with a petition and cover 
letter, to Wilson and the State 
Assembly at the end of March. 
(EDITOR'S NOTE: San Fran- 
cisco State will be sending 
buses to Sacramento on Mon- 
day, Mar. 8, departing at 8 a.m. 
CCSF students wanting to join 
should sign up in the Student 
Union. The CoHege of San 
Mateo, Skyline and CaSada 
Colleges will each hold ral- 
lies on March 10. On April 2, 
a combined rally will take 
place at the State Building in 
San Francisco.) 

Budget crisis 

In other matters, Monet, a for- 
mer attorney for Shearman and 
Sterling, a New York law firm, 
said that a long-term solution is 
the way to address the current 
budget crisis. She suggested hav- 
ing the voters enact a special tax 
that stays in place or going to the 
legislature to seek changes in the 
funding formula for the college. 

Monet, who was formerly chief 
financial officer for Ogden Cor- 
poration, added that funding for 

See MONET, page 6 

2/The Guardsman 

Mar. 4.], 


Student concerns 

Channel 52 has a lot to offer S.F. 

photo by Angelika Rapjie 

Operator Eva Konig, one of the paid part-time employeea at Channel 52. 

Students seek a bigger role 

By Cayenne Woods 

Watching Channel 52 on cable 
will not give you an indication of 
the continued in-house grumbling 
that surrounds the station in 
terms of who runs it, how it will 
be run, and who the station ser- 

Assigned to the San Francisco 
Unified School District and City 
College in January 1991, the sta- 
tion operates with no budget or 
staff. At one time, it was a part of 
the Broadcasting Department and 
it was run jointly by department 
engineers and the Telecourse 
Program. Telecourses. which are 
accredited classes that students 
can access from their cabled tele- 
vision sets, had previously been 
broadcast over San Francisco 
State University Channel 35. 
The Telecourse Program cur- 
rently operates Channel 52, which 
is housed within the Broadcasting 
Department that also provides 
technical support. However, the 
Telecourse Program has few re- 
sources, a skeletal stafT and no 
space of its own. It employs two 
part-time station operators and no 

Programming on the station 
includes support for City Col- 
lege's academic departments and 
Telecourses, such as several 
French cultural and photography 
programs and Homework Hot- 
line. The station itself also airs 
on a weekly basis various inde- 
pendent documentaries, an exer- 
cise program and special interest 
programs like Deep Dish Tele- 
vision and Paper Tiger TV. 

tapes to be aired. Program list- 
ings for Channel 52 can be seen 
on Cable Channel 14. 

At one time, the Broadcasting 
Department attempted to seek op- 
erational control of the station, 
but its proposal was rejected in 
Fall 1991 by Dean of Learning 
Resources Bob Gabriner, who fa- 
vored keeping it independent with 
Carole Roberts at the helm. 
Roberts is the current Telecourse 

The department's proposal, as 
described by Broadcasting in- 
structor Phil Brown, was for a 
workshop/lab class that would 
train students in all phases of sta- 
tion operation and management. 
It was also proposed, by the 
Broadcasting Department that 
these trained students could then 
be hired as lab aides to work un- 
der a senior operator, with- Tele- 
course having first priority re- 
garding time slots and pro- 
gramming choices. 

Wants imput 

Channel 52 wants program- 
ming input and reserves time for 
student work, said Station Opera- 
tor Eva Konig. All are welcome 
to suggest programming that is 
available for no charge or present 

Student run? 

Roberts said that the proposal 
called for a channel run by stu- 
dents. She said that Channel 52 
is "not a student lab. The station 
is an Educational Access Chan- 
nel for the city of San Francisco 
and it is sensitive to lack of con- 

According to Roberts, in addi- 
tion to their regular work, the two 
part-time employees could not 
train or supervise students. 

"There seemed to be concern 
that student participation would 
result in a 24-hour"'Wayne's 
World' programming," said stu- 
dent Bryan Finch. Finch is a 
broadcasting teaching associate, 
tutor and lab aide. "The students 
do not want to decide the format- 
that will not get them jobs. They 
want to learn how to follow a 
format and to follow orders." 


Broadcasting students can sug- 
gest programming for Channel 
52, as can anyone. But that is not 
what the students say they want or 
need. Time is reserved for stu- 
dent work to be aired, but they 
contend that they also need to 
learn the applications of their 
work at the operations end. 

"Students want to get practical 
experience in the hands on opera- 
tion of Channel 52," said Finch. 
"Students who operate a $300,000 
video switcher and aired a may- 
oral debate are capable of helping 
to run the station." 

Roberts added: "Because of bud- 
get cutbacks, we have not been 
able to support student participa- 
tion in the running of Channel 
52, which would involve hiring 
someone to oversee them." 

According Finch, Roberts' sal- 
ary absorbs over 20 percent of the 
Telecourse budget. 

Phil Brown, who is also produc- 
tion coordinator, ran an intern 
program in Fall 1992. He said 
Roberts came to his class seeking 
interns, but was not specific and 
offered no plan or program. Ac- 
cording to Brown, Roberts told 
students they were needed for 
Telecourses and Channel 52, but 
the station could not provide 

Students were told that if they 
had needed skills, they could be 
used, said Roberts. The purpose 
of intern programs is for students 
to learn, not to work for free us- 
ing skills they already have. 

There was no specific offer re- 
garding internships, but Roberts 
said she had made the offer. 

Brown said studente wante 
rience in areas that could bt- 
vided by Channel 52, intfc 
scheduling (not choosing tiej 
dule, but organizing it), ^ 
ing, publicity and operatiMi 

Finch said that many t^ 
have a Media Resource Cb 
that deals with the closed e 
business of delivering eqtup 
to classrooms, recording dt 
and dubbing tapes for ao^ 
departments. At City Collep! 
job falls upon the BroadoK 
Department, that also pm 
support for the Telecourwf 


The Telecourse Program u 
sponsible for getting its owns 
but there is a lack of pH 
trained to use the Broadeas 
Department's equipment E 
further taxes the understafW; 
partment and the studenlst 
keep it running, accordiii( 
Facilities Manager/Coordiff 
Dana Galloway. 

Dave Parker handles moa 
Galloway's extra work, Gi 
way and Parker would liketii 
Parker hired full-time. Pa* 
who is paid for three hours j 
and usually works a coup!; 
free hours as well, often ^ 
teach people how to use 
department's equipment 

According to Roberts, °Vi\^ 
tion has great potential Ss 
source for students, the wc 
nity and the college, but itw 
resources from the college jn^ 
way of support and fundinf 
order to fulfill some of the go* 
She added: "We want too 
Channel 52 into a resource foft 
college that will benefit *•'' 

Important issues focus o 
Women's History Monti 

By Cayenne Woods 

March 8-11 will provide City 
College women opportunities to 
meet, talk and to initiate new 
groups or programs as the campus 
commemorates Women's History 
Month and International Wo- 
men's Day on March 8th. 

There will be an open forum to 
discuss issues of concern to 
women at 1 p.m. in the Student 
Union Lower Level. An "Abortion 
Rights Update," is scheduled on 
March 11 from 12:30 to 2 p m in 

A new film by Allie Light, 
about women who have survived 
life crises, will be shown March 8 
from 7 to 9 p.m. in ElOl and 
March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. in C246. 
Blues singer Gwen Avery will 
perform March 10 from 10 to li 
a.m. in A133. 

Open Forum 
According to Women's Studies 
Department Chair Susan Evans, 
women are encouraged to drop in 
and be heard during the two-hour 
open forum on topics ranging 
from sexism and sexual harass- 
ment, to problems in education, or 
to the formation of a new group. 

Students, faculty, stafT, and ad- 
ministrators are invited to meet 

with Board of Trustee tne^ 
Maria Monet and Mabel '■ 
Vice-Chancellors Frances ■ 
and Juanita Pasquai, Dea' 
Students Anita Martinez 
Associated Students PreJ'- 
Susan Bielawski, who will aU' 
tend the forum. 

The forum has no fixeJ Y. 
according to Evans, and if'^j' 
to whatever issues wom"" 
compelled to address. 

There is need for WomenV 
dies programs, as '''^".^^ j,it> 
integration of women's a ^ 
ments in course offerings 
"half of the human perspec" 
left out of courses." Evans " 
See WOMEN, P»' 

Mar. 4-16, 1993 

The Guardsman/S 

% It T s & i: :\ I i: k i \ i ^ i>i k \ r 

Dance In Review 

The lively arts is 
alive and well 

By Ian Kelley 

Suitcases and Strangers. By the 

Gary Palmer Dance Company. 
With Joe Alter, Todd Courage, 
\maiida Goldman, Eileen McCul- 
ou-Sh, and Melissa Moss. Choreo- 
graphed by Gaiy Palmer, at Thea- 
ter Artaiid, February 21. 

Theater Artaud is a fantastic 
erformance space. Located at 
ovely 17th and Florida streets, it 
takes up a block of warehouse that 
Tom the outside might be another 
:annery, another defunct factory. 
The inside, however, is spot-ht, 
well equipped, and huge. It is 
good for art to have spaces like 
Theater Artaud, for reason of the 
goldfish analogy - given a larger 
space, the concept grows to fill it. 
And fill it they did. The dance 
loor, some 30 feet across, was 
■urrounded by perhaps a hundred 
ihairs. Above the seating, hang- 
ng from the ceiling, were large 
vhite surfaces made of cloth, 
Irippy and cloud-like. 
This cloth ring formed a big 
circular screen — during the per- 
brmance, photo slides were pro- 
ected onto the screen, some static, 
some spinning around the ring at 
dizzying pace. These people 
had light. 
And these people had sound. 
j'our musicians sat on platforms 
above the crowd. Between them 
ttrcy-ptayed harp, drums, marim- 
)a, wind instruments (both or- 
fflnie and synthetic), and a crazy 
electronic synthesizer that would 
produce elaborate sequences at the 
touch of a pad. They played alone, 
they played together, they played 
iver pre-recorded sounds of the 
ainforest. They played. 
And they danced. Traditional 
tuff, up on tiptoes, spinning 
round, man flips woman over 
ihoulder, etc. Less traditional 
tuff, loosely interpretive bits 
pinning off the musical accom- 
laniraent. And some modern bits 
D esoteric and cool as to defy my 
ability to describe them, except to 
say that they made me perspire. 
All of this was being coordi- 
lated by a team of techies with 
leadset microphones, computers 
and thick scripts. These people 
nean business, hard core art 

And what did any of this have 
to do with "Suitcases and Stran- 
gers"? Damned if I know. This 
IS not the kind of performance 
with a real clear "message." In 
the end, I don't think the images, 
the symbols presented, added up to 
anything more than the feeling 
that the show gave you. This is 
pretty subtle art for the television 
generation, myself included, 

This brings up the big hassle in 
the dance world, the crisis over 
the issue of funding. This show 
wasn't paid for by ticket sales - 
these people trained six months 
for six performances, they're not 
paying the bills on my $10 ticket. 
This company like so many 
others owes its butt to its grant 
Writers; this art cannot depend on 
public support to pay its way. 
Whether the effort to please un- 
derwriters in the coming years 
will cramp the voice of the medi- 
um is a question on the minds of 
many dancers, but they dance on. 

Rockin' success in 1992 

So, there is this kind of purity 
about dance and dancers. I 
mean, Mikhael Baryshnikov 
himself, the undisputed High Poo- 
bah of World Dance, made less 
money dancing than he did 
making one dumb movie with 
Gregory Mines. 

Why do dancers dance, and 
why pay to see inscrutable per- 
formances? The sweat is what 
it's about for me. Unlike paint- 
ing, writing, sculpture, or music, 
dance only happens when it's 
happening. "To do is to be"... To 
watch dance is to be present at the 
moment of creation. To be close 
enough to hear them breathe, to 
smell them sweat, is to know that 
you are part of something real. 
This isn't goddam television. 

Frida meets Diego 
in upcoming City 
College production 

By Santiago Rengstorff 

Frida and Diego: A Love 
Story, the play by British play- 
wright Greg Cullen that won the 
Edinburgh Festival, is premier- 
ing at the City Theatre, May 6-9. 

A sneak pr'view of the play 
will be presented on "Cinco De 
Mayo" (May 5), at 7 p.m. The per- 
formance is about the relationship 
between Mexican painter Frida 
Kahio and muralist Diego Ri- 

Outside of Mexico, City College 
houses the largest Rivera mural, 
located in the Little Theatre. 

Seating is limited so make your 
reservations now. Call (415) 239- 
3100. The tickets are $10 a seat. 

City College's Theatre is lo- 
cated near the corner of Phelan 
and Judson Avenues. Free lec- 
tures on the couple are also sche- 
duled that week. 

By Thad DeVassie 
& Andrew Johnson 
College Press Service 

1992 was a year when music 
took its sociological and political 
messages onto the airwaves. Con- 
troversy, commercial success and 
Seattle's "grunge" rock were the 
foundation of the year in music. 

The Seattle explosion, a young, 
unpolished sound backed with 
raw guitar and raspy vocals 
made it big in 1992. Bands like 
Nirvana, Pearl Jam and 
Soundgarden gained popularity, 
won awards and became some of 
the best new bands in 1992. The 
success of these groups opened the 
door for other Seattle rockers: 
Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, 
Screaming Trees and recently 
Mother Lovebone. 

The film Singles and its sound- 
track, which featured the ma- 
jority of the bands previously 
mentioned, was devoted to the 
Seattle sound scene and was in- 
strumental in the promotion of 
Seattle rock. 

Leading the stadium double bill 
in 1992 was Guns 'n Roses 
paired up with Metallica who to- 
gether brought an abrasive metal 
show that packed stadiums across 
the country. Other bands teaming 
up in '92 were: Megadeth and 
Suicidal Tendencies; MTV's 
120 minutes tour, headlined by 
Public Image Limited and Big 

Audio Dynamite. And, last but 
not least, there was the alterna- 
tive music festival Lollapalooza 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers 
headlined Lallapalooza II which 
was organized by Perry Farrell 
of the now-defunct Jane's Addic- 
tion. Lollapalooza II was a tra- 
veling montage of alternative 
music and arts and crafts. 

One could not only experience a 
variety of cross-cultures of music 
and art at Lollapalooza II, but 
could return home with that long- 
desired tattoo. Lollapalooza II 
spanned the cultural gap by of- 
fering a cool variety of music by 
rapper Ice Cube, the explosive, 
morbid sound of Ministry, the 
gothic sound of the Jesus and 
Mary Chain and a sample of 
Seattle with Pearl Jam and 

With Lollapalooza's increased 
popularity and with the commer- 
cial, crossover success of R.E.M., 
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, 
The Cure and Pearl Jam, al- 
ternative acts have had a spring- 
board to success into mainstream 

Whatever the opinion, '92 was a 

year when a plethora of music 
types who broke into the top of the 
pop charts. Along with the al- 
ternative crossovers, veteran 
heavy metal gurus Metallica 
and Megadeth. rapper Ice Cube 
and the industrial outfit Nine 
Inch Nails, with its EP, 
"Broken," gained top 10 notoriety. 
Having multiple big name per- 
formers meant increased audi- 
ences and the need for larger 
venues. Attendance in stadium 
concerts rose from 30 million 
concert-goers in 1991 to 157 mil- 
lion in 1992, MTV reports. 

Last year also saw many rock- 
ers rallying for causes. As in the 
past, Aids was the principle 
cause for philanthropic events for 
a majority of music performers. 
Many bands donated the profits 
from its proceeds to AIDS re- 
search, for instance "One" to 
AIDS research. There was also a 
tribute concert to the late Freddie 
Mercury, former lead singer of 
Queen, to benefit AIDS research. 

This tribute brought together 
several artists of different genres 
to Wembley Stadium for a com- 
mon cause, and was by far the 
strongest musical outcry for a so- 
lution to the deadly disease. 

While the year was invaded by 
sub pop, it was also a year for 
records to be broken. The 
Philadelphia-based Boyz 11 Men 
made it big by surpassing Elvis 
Presley for the most weeks at 
No. 1 with "End of the Road." 

Literary works wanted 

City Scriptum, the City College literary magazine, 
should be available at the end of the month at the campua 
bookstore and other places, according to Editor Eric 

The magazine is edited, produced and printed by City 
College students. 

Last semester. City Scriptum held an impromptu con- 
test for poetry, artwork, short stories and photographs, of- 
fering $50 to the winners in each category. However, this 
year no cash prizes will be offered. Instead, honorary 
mentions will be given. 

For more information, call 239-3484 or go to Batmale 368. 

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Scholar athlete of the year 


phoLo by Vc-ronico FaisanL 

State honors for 
5 CCSFs Lopez 

By Jacquelyn A. Estrella 

City College's track and cross 
country star, Lisa Lopez, has been 
named the community college 
"Scholar Athlete of the Year" for 
Northern California by the Na- 
tional Association for Girts and 
Women in Sports. 

The All-City record holder from 
Balboa High School was honored 
on Sunday, February 7th, at the 
Radisson Hotel in Sacramento. 

Lisa Lopez, scholar athlete 

Rams win by 
narro^v margin 

Hoopsters make 
GGC playoffs 

By Adam Weiler 

City College's men's basketball 
team edged Chabot College, 88-86, 
in their final game of the season 
in the South Gym on February 19. 

The Rams began the first half 
by exploding with their overall 
team speed. The Rams' quick- 
ness was too much for Chabot's 1- 
3-1 zone defense. As a result, the 
Rams had plenty of easy baskets 
in the first half. Guard Jermaine 
Boddie and forward Walter Jack- 
son tied for high scoring honors 
in the first half with 14 points a 
piece. City College dominated 
the first half, ending it with a 23- 
pointlead at 59-36. 

Coach Harold Brown said, "I 
was very pleased the way we 
handled them in the first half, we 
came out ready to play." 

The second half was a different 
story though. The Rams, coasting 
with a 23-point lead, let much of it 
slip away. In the second half 
Chabot's defense got a little tight- 
er and City's offense a little slop- 
pier. Chabot began the half with a 
23-7 run that cut the lead to only 
nine points at 66-59. 

According to Coach Brown, "the 
team lost some of it's intensity, 
which allowed Chabot to slip back 
into the game." The Rams then 
came back with an 18-8 run of 
their own led by Jackson, who 
ended the game with 29 points 
and 16 rebounds. 

Crunch time 

City College almost let this one 
slip away down the stretch, but 
some crucial free throws by guard 
Wendell Owens (24 points and 8 
assists) helped the Rams improve 
their record in the Golden Gate 
Conference to a season ending 5-5 
(16-13 overall), tied with Chabot 
(5-5. 18-15 overall). 

"I was proud of the character 
that the team showed in the sec- 
ond half, not letting the game get 
away," said Coach Brown. The 
closest Chabot got to the Rams was . 
two points because of a three 
pointer at the final buzzer. 

"I'm not proud of the 16-13 re- 
cord the Rams posted this season. 

Photo by Paula Pereira 

Walter Jackson tries a jump shot 

but I am proud of the character 
and commitment that the whole 
team showed this year," said 
Coach Brown. 

He added that he was very im- 
pressed with guard Wendell 
Owens, "Owens displayed team 
leadership and excellent patience 
all year." 

"I'm not proud of the 
16-13 record the Rams 
posted this season, 
but I am proud of the 
character and com- 
mitment that the 
whole team showed 
this year," said Coach 

Owens finished the season av- 
eraging 12.8 points and 8 assists 
a game. Sam Boyd pulled down 10 
rebounds a game to go along with 
his 14.2 points a game. Jermaine 
Boddie led the team in scoring on 
the season with 15.1 a game, and 
Walter Jackson ended the season 
contributing 12.7 points a game. 

The Rams will enter the play- 
offs riding a 4-1 conference re- 
cord in the second half of the 
season. The playoffs begin 
Feburary 27 at City College 
against the De Anza Dons at 7:30 

Shambala Ferguson takes a shot as Lio Atsumi looks on 

Frustration mars season 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

"Frustrating would be the best 
word to describe the season. Due 
to outside influences, like work 
schedules and injuries unrela- 
ted to basketball; things that 
should have happened, didn't; 
things that shouldn't have hap- 
pened, did- 

"The bottom line is that we fell 
short of our goals; having a .500 
season, getting an at-large play- 
off berth," said women's basket- 
ball Coath Peg Grady as she 
looked back on the season. 

In their last home game on 
February 16 against Chabot, City 
College was down by 15 points at 
the half, but lost 55-48. Shambala 
Ferguson had 17 points, 19 
rebounds and five steals; her 
teammate Charlotte Romer had 
11 points and 17 rebounds. 

Grady continued, "What's im- 
pressive is that we kept the teams 
we played below their scoring av- 
erages and kept our defensive av- 
erages. Defensively we were in 
the top third of the state. 

"However, we were easily de- 
fended against as we didn't have 
a three-point shooter. They were 
two to one against us from three- 
point range. 

Leading scorer 

"We started out with lhr« 
ing scorers and finished 
one. Shambala Ferguson it 
percent from the floor and .•- 
335 points in 23 games. Sh' ■ 
of the best athletes I've evert- 

Small victories 

"If the season were evaf- 
strictly on wins and Iosh-' 
in conference, 3-23 overai 
wasn't a good season. 

"However, there were 
small victories: a nucleus c' 
ers to work with, larger nu 
of players coming out, (b^ 
year with fourteen), finish^ 
more players than sWrW^ 
year. There'll be seven f 
the 10 players returninl 
year. This is the first yew 
have experienced players'^ 
to work and play dunM 
summer. , 

'There's a good pool of P^ 
to recruit from; indudi^ 
Lopez's sister, a point gu*R 
ball-handler and good thr«^' 
shooter from Balboa High ^ 
Open Gym 

"We'll be holding an ag- 
on Tuesday nights from *■' 
starting on Morch 16 J"' 
tinuing till the end of the y 

32nd U.S. National Collegiate , 
Judo Association's Championship 
at City College of San Francisco 
San Francisco, California 
Saturday, March 20 1993 
For more information 
call Mitchell Palacio 
at 239-3412 9:00am-12:00pm 

,r. 4-16, 1993 

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photo by Deborah Simons goUd performances 

~"'™ Tracksters steal the show; 
season off to a good start 

The City College tennis team. Tennis, anyone? 

Women's tennis 

ream battles the elements 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

After the third rain-out this sea- 
son, women's tennis Coach Mary 
Graber commented on being the 
defending conference champion, 
the season to date and what her 
hopes are for the season. 

"We won the Golden Gate Con- 
ference ihampionship last year, 
the first time that's happened in 
the college's history," said Coach 


Graber continued. "We played 
Mesa down in San Diego where 
we won all six of the singles 
matches, making the doubles 
matches basically unnecessary. 
Our next match was Sacramento 
City College; we had to default on 

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two of the singles matches and 
one of the doubles matches, thus 
giving them an immediate three 
point advantage. They won six to 
three. We were lucky to play in 
Southern California, get some 
playing time. Other Northern 
California teams were not so 


Tennis anyone? 

"We have the top two players 
from last year's team returning, 
plus a lot of talented newcomers. 
I'm confident that we're as strong 
a team as last year; I feel really 
good with this group," added 
Coach GrEiber. 

City College 
hosts j 

By Adam Weiler 

City College's men's and wo- 
men's track teams stole the show 
in Sacramento on Feb 27. The 
team was very impressive in all 
non-field events, showing great 

Coach Sean Laughlin was espe- 
cially pleased with the perfor- 
mances of Tyrone Stewart, win- 
ner of the 400m with a time of 
50.67 and member of the 4xl00m 
and 4x400m relay teams; Marco 
Pitts, winner of the 800m with a 
time of 2:01.62; and Matt Finnic, 
winner of the 200m with a time of 
22.64 and member of the 4xl00m 
and 4x400m relay teams. 

The Men's 4xl00m relay team 
(Goldsmith. Finnic, Sanders and 
Stewart) finished first with an 
impressive time of 41.84 seconds. 
Goldsmith managed to grab first 
in the 100m sprint with a time of 
11.42 seconds. 

"The team had a really good 
performance," said Coach Laugh- 
hn. "It set the tone, which is good 
to do early in the season." 

Coach Laughlin also praised the 
sprinters and both relay teams, 
but "we still need to work on the 
field events." 

He said the team has showed 
"good progression" thus far in the 
season. In fact, the coach was ex- 
cited about the team's performan- 
ce in Reno last Saturday. 

Good show 

As for the women, they came out 
ready to run in their opening day. 
The women's team dominated the 
distance running, winning the 
800m, 1500m, and 3000m events, 

Coach Ken Grace was happy 
with the performance of Regina 
Sheperd, winner of the 100m 
sprint with a time of 13.39sec. 

"The distance runners ran re- 
ally well, they manged to run 
faster this year, at this time in the 
season, than they did last year," 
said Coach Grace. 

He said he was equally im- 
pressed with the performance of 
Lisa Lopez who won the 800m race 
with a time of 2:20.87 and the 
3000m race with a time of 10:31.5. 
According to Coach Grace, the 
team still needs a lot of work on 
the sprints. 

The team's "next meet will be in 
West Valley on Sat. Mar. 6th at 10 

non-credit classes needs to be in- 
creased and called for changes in 
the allocation of money to each 
community college district. 

Regarding Dobelle's handling 
of the budget. Monet said, "I've 
been on the Board only since 
January and certainly.. .he's been 
very responsible. He's very con- 
cerned about the situation." 

Monet, who has a B.A, in Social 
Psychology from Harvard Uni- 
versity, has been meeting with 
community business leaders, 
seeking greater financial invol- 
vement with City College and 
input as to what kinds of courses 
may be useful to jobs that they 

"This does not mean that they 
are going to tell us what to teach," 
Monet assured. 

Monet also added: "I would al- 
so like to address security on 
campus and I'd like to make the 
waiting list for English as a Se- 
cond Language (ESL) students a 
lot lower." 



Rams lose first tennis match 
after string of rain-outs 


In reaction to this, Nina Gibson 
of ESL said, "1 think it's won- 
derful. I think all in the ESL 
faculty feels very bad whenever a 
student comes in and we have to 
say 'we're sorry, there's no 

Acting Chancellor Frances Lee 
said, "She's a good addition to the 
Board. I think her expertise in 
finance would be of great help to 
the college since we're facing a 
budget crisis." 

In addition to serving as Vice 
President on the Board of Trus- 
tees at City College, Monet also 
sits on the Board of Trustees of 
Teachers Insurance and Annuity 

By Matt Leonai'do 

On Saturday, March 20, City 
College's South Gym will be 
graced with the first national 
sporting competition in the 
school's history, the 32nd U.b. 
National Collegiate Judo Associa- 
tion's Championships 

Drawing some of the nation s 
top male and female judo 
participants, including four 
Members of the -92 U.S.01ymp.c 

Judo Team, P^ay"^^'^^ /^^ 
Point and the Naval Academy, 
and a team competition between 
?he All-Japan Collegiate Judo 
team of the University Judo 
Federation and the U.S. National 

Collegiate Judo Team, it promises 
to be a showing of the power and 

skill of some of the worlds top 

Highlighting the day will be the 
team match between the U.S. and 
Japanese collegiate teams. The 
U S. team will consist of two 
teams composed of the first and 
second place participants in each 

weight class. ,„ . , 

The Japanese team will consist 
of the top eight male collegiate 
participants and the top seven col- 
legiate females. Spicing up this 
show piece match will be some 
surprise top U.S. participants 
ineligible for the earlier match 
due to non-full-time student 

status. . . 

■This is where we want to 
showcase a little more," said 
Palacio. "The second team 
should be almo^st as good as the 
National team." .„ , ■ i «• 

This all day event will kick oft 
at 9 a m. with two-year college 
and Kata competition. At 11 a.m 
the opening ceremonies will lead 
us into the four-year school and 
team competitions The public 
will be charged a $5 fee, $3 for 
students, $1 for kids 12 & under. 

By Adam Weiler 

The City College men's tennis 
team lost their first match of the 
year to Cabrillo by a score of 6-3. 

The tennis team, which has 18 
players this year, was rained out 
of their first two matches and will 
have to work to make them up. 

Of the 18 players, the top six 
consist of two returning players 
from last year and four newcom- 

Terry Cameron and Ray Chou 
are back for anotfier year with the 
team. Here for their first season 

with City College are Ricardo 
Andarade, Travier Hoflo, Henry 
Hong, who was runner-up in the 
All-City high school tournament 
last year and Trieu Duong from 
Lowell High School. 

"We haven't really had a chan- 
ce to test ourselves yet because the 
first two matches were cancel- 
led." said Coach Raymond Greg- 

When asked about the conferen- 
ce this year Coach Greggains 
replied, "It looks like it's going to 
be a well-balanced, even confer- 
ence, it might depend on luck." 

Men's Baseball Schedule 

Thursday, March 4, San Jose at CCSF 2:30pm 

Saturday, March 6. Chabot at Chabot 11am 

Tuesday, March 9, Laney at CCSF 2:30pm 

Thursday, March 11, San Mateo at CCSF 2:30pm 

Saturday, March 13, Diablo Valley at DVC 11am 

Tuesday. March 16, Delta at CCSF 2:30pm 

Women's Softball Schedule 

Thursday, March 4, Solano Comm. College at Solano 3pm 

Thursday, March 9, Chabot College at CCSF 3pm 

Thursday, March 11, College of San Mateo at CCSF 3pm 

Tuesday, March 16, Diablo Valley College at DVC 3pm 

Men's Tennis Schedule 

Thursday, March 4, Diablo Valley at DVC 2pm 

Friday, March 5, Mission College at MC 2pm 

Thursday, March 11, San Joaquin Delta at CCSF 2pm 

Women's Tennis Schedule 

Thursday March 4, Diablo Valley College at CCSF 2pm 

Tuesday, March 9, Cabrillo College at CCSF 2pm 

Thursday, March 11. San Joaquin Delta College at Stockton 2pm 

Tuesday. March 16. College of San Mateo at CCSF 2pm 

Men'sAVomen's Track and Field Schedule 

Saturday. March 6. Golden Gate Relays at West Valley 10am 

Saturday. March 13. Beaver Relays at ARC Sacramento 10am 

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- "twOKKWWW^: 

"If the People lead, the Leaders will follow" 
-Revolutionary Bumper Sticker 

Authority without leadership is bogus and bankrupt. I don't 
want to be told what not to do, I want to be told what to do.- 

—some old nobody 
By Ian Kelley 

I am confused by the idea that leadership, like oil, spurts up 
from below; the idea that our leaders do or should get their inspira- 
tion from the people. 
It seems to me it should work the other way around. 
This "democratic" idea of "the people" leading is an excuse that 
leaders use to justify their own lack of vision and courage. If 
there was something called "the people" that was capable of lead- 
ership, what would we need elected officials for? 

Of course, you get what you ask for in a democracy, and the cri- 
sis of leadership now before us is our own damned fault. The is- 
sues that come up during an election, during a confirmation hear- 
ing, they are issues about rules, not about vision. A big criteria 
for leadership in America is how well you have obeyed the rules, 
how passively you have paid your dues. Candidates for leadership' 
present themselves, and we ask them of the past rather than the fu- 
ture. We have traded charisma for obedience. 

This is why our Student Association can have a "Tiistoric re- 
write" of the Student Council Charter, but has waited until March 
to organize a rally against tuition hikes. This is why the City 
College Trustees spend half a million dollars hiring outsiders to 
gather "ideas" on how to run the college. This is why the Mayor 
can push through a law against panhandling, but can offer no 
insight into the issue of urban homelessness. And this is why the 
Governor can slash II million dollars from the budget of our 
school, and not offer one single good idea as to how we can 
keep giving and getting the education that we need. 

Having political aspirations, wanting to lead, these things do 
not make someone a "leader," just like wanting to be a "poet" or 
an "artist" doesn't automatically ^ve you the talent to create. 
Many are called, but few chosen. A leader who waits for events to 
force a course of action is no leader, just another follower. It is 
not enough for our "leaders" to re-act, the time is at hand for them 
to act Or else step aside, and make room for those with the vision 
to lead and the courage to do the right thing. 
The enemy is among us department: 

As of Monday morning the FBI refuses to confirm deUils of the 
explosion, but said (this is not a joke) that the current evidence 
suggests that it was "probably a bomb." Clever boys, aren't they? 
They have actually gone even further out on a limb, speculating 
that the act was the work of a "terrorist group." This laid to rest 
speculation that it was the work of disgruntled elevator operators 
or a biology class on field trip from Midwood High School in 
Brooklyn. Boys will be boys... whoever blew a 100 foot crater at the 
base of the Twin Towers was not acting alone, as in "I hope they 
catch the people that did this." This was a tightly organized event, 
and it is worth noting that early speculation that the explosive 
agent was C4 plastique (favorite of many terrorist organizations, 
including the United States Special Forces and the CIA) was 
quickly silenced by government "officials" who say that it is "too 
soon to tell," which is the same thing they say about the Kennedy 
assasination. (Stop the presses!!! The FBI just announced that it 
was dynamite what done it. up to 2000 pounds worth. They 
speculate that the vehicle was "a large car, a van, or a truck.") 

In Israel, everyone is ^ven a gas mask. Living in fear is no 
way to live, but they are forced to live in a hostile world. Re- 
member back in the cowboy days of the early 1980's when 
American warplanes streaked over Libya, destroying the 
Presidential Palace and killing Qadaffl's infant child? Haven't 
heard much of him in the news lately, I wonder what he's up to... 
America owes the world on some pretty weird karma, and I'm not 
so anxious for the bill to come due; nonetheless canned food and a 
concrete basement seem like better investments all the time... 

Of course, I still haven't bought my freeze-dried survival kit, 
just as 1 have resisted the urge to go down to the Second Street Gun 
Exchange and pick up a Baretta. I don't really know if I'm being 
foolish or wise, but I am trying to Hve like a happy mensch for as 
long as I can. In the face of ridiculous odds against living a safe 
and happy life, the decision to continue singing, smiling, and 
baking bread has an irony that appeals to my "sense of humor." 

Those who do not attempt the absurd 
van never achieve the impossible. 
-clever t-shirt 

And while I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. I look expec- 
tantly to our leaders to give us the divine jest of the absurd the 
"American Spirit" of doing what was once called impossible, the 
innovation of the New Generation. The land of the poor is ruled 
by the free. Can't buy me love? Actually, you can't buy me tal- 
ent ability, charisma, energy, will, insight, innovation, or the 
abihty to hit the nail on the head. All that stuff plus a quarter will 
get you a cup of coffee, yes; but all that stuff plus your soul will get 
you a life. Invest wisely. Substantial penalty for early withdrawl 

Whole W Accesi 


Don'i let him. The budget that he proposed lo the Asm 
will triple our fees. U will cost $4 5 lo go here t 
semester if tiie Assembly approves the budget. Tbcy w 
if enough students pressure them to demand u 
community colleges get a fair shake. 

What can you do? Write and call: 

The Honorable Whoever 
California State Assembly 

P.O. Box 942849 
Sacramento, CA 94249-0001 

Assembly committee on Higher Education: 


Archie-Hudson. Marguerite (Chair) 

Solis. Hilda 

Areias, Rusty 

Bomstcin, Julie 

Campbell, Robert 

Moore, Gwen 

Vascoiiccltos, John 

Frazee, Robert 
Nolan, Pat 
Richicr, Bemie 










And of course 

The Honorable Pete Wilson 

Governor's Office 

Slate" Capitol 

Sacramento. CA 95814 


Dear Editor: 

I am writing to respond to Mark 
Morales' thought-provoking letter 
which appeared in the last issue 
of The Guardsman. While I can 
respect the attitudes and opinions 
expressed in the letter, I must dif- 
fer with the author on some of his 

Mr. Morales states "many 

students feel that services should 
not be cut and fees simultan- 
eously raised; unfortunately, this 
idea is irrrational and irrespon- 
sible." He goes on to say that "in 
order for students to reap the ad- 
vantages they ask for, taxes 
and/or fees must be raised..." 

I do not believe that it is irra- 
tional or irresponsible to be con- 
cerned about paying more and 
getting less in return. Nor do I 
believe that the solution to the 
state's budget problem lies only 
in raising fees, cutting services 
and increasing taxes. This situa- 
tion must be viewed more closely. 
We have essentially abdicated 
our responsibility as citizens to 
make government accountable 
for its actions. We should not be 
satisfied with paying more and 
getting less; rather, we shou4d 
demand that wasteful spending 
practices within government be 
eradicated, and that policies and 
procedures that do work be put 
into place. 

Basically, what we need to do is 
to make government operate as 
efficiently as possible so that our 
tax dollars go as far as they can. 

All letters should be stgd 
addressed to the Opinions 
The Guardsman, in Sun^ 
The Guardsman reseniui^' 
to edit for style and gramnar. 

It is unfortunate that wf^ 
assumed a passive role m' 
regard ■■ we have sent a ra* 
that it is up to our eleetedow 
to take care of us, to makeu' 
right. However, we as c^ 
have a responsibility W '*' 
elected representatives kno" 
it is that we need and bi" 
want our society to be run. 

In turn, it is their job to «^ 
our best interests to aee(JP 
these goals. Both sides must 
together to see that thmp 
done. . ^ 

Based upon his letter, lU^ 
that Mr. Morales posstf^ 
great deal of responsibiW 
has saved his money and 
education a priority to'' !" 
This is laudable, but I mi^ 
out that part of being a res;*^ 
person is to honor the resp^^ 
lity to community, on« >'" 
needs have been met. 

We are all linked to ^'"J^ 
other, and we must ""f "'' 
there is a need to take £J^ 
ourselves and each other i ^ 
for society to work well- ; 
got mine" mentality is ve^ 
gerous and also very In"'"', 

What Mr. Morales d J 
touch on his letter is that j«^, 
cational opportunity ^ 
values will simply "''^*,^^| 
for him and everybody ei**' 
do not pitch in together to P 

-Sara BeA' 

Mar. 4-16, 1993 


Last Sunday, Ronald Reagan wrote a syndicated column that ap- 
peared in newspapers around the country. I was determined to let 
sleeping pigs He, but t/ie Gipper's ongoing arrogance demands some 
sort of reply... here then, for your pleasure, is the first list of 
Reagan's Greatest Hits: 

When asked about reports from 

' the Middle East that the U.S. had 

sold arms to Iran, Keagan said 

"The speculation,.. Has no founda- 

[tion." (11/6/86) Uh-huh. 

During their first summit, 

Reagan and Gorbachev 

^exchanged chitchat about the 

[president's movies. Watching 

limself on the screen, Reagan 

said, was "like seeing the son you 

lever had." (From "Reagan's 

Shifting Standards" by Mary 

IcGrory, Nov. '85) There was no 

reported comment from Michael 

\Edward Reagan or Ronald 

°rescott Reagan, the President's 


On abortion: "I think the fact 

■that children have been born even 

[down to the three month stage and 

lave lived, the record shows, to 

secome normal human beings..." 

((Washington Post, 8/23/83) Ac- 

::ording to Harvard Medical 

School, suruioal of a infant born 

even at six months is "exceedingly 

frare... almost unprecedented." 

"In virtually every measure of 
military power, the Soviet Union 
enjoys a decided advantage." 
(Washington Monthly, 2/84) 
Yeah, right. 

"Very few of the German people 
are alive that remember even the 
war, and certainly none of them 
who were adults and participating 
in any way." (Time, 4/29/85) Tell 
it to Klaus Barbie. Several hun- 
dred thousand German citizens 
are veterans of Hitler's army. 

"One problem that we've had... 
is the people who are sleeping on 
the grates, the homeless, who are 
homeless, you might say, by cho- 
ice." (on Good Morning America, 

"I'm no linguist, but I have 
been told that in the Russian lan- 
guage, there isn't even a word for 
freedom." (10/29/85) 
The Russian word for freedom is 
svoboda. The Russian word for 
fool is durak. 


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The Guarclsmati/7 



Tucked into the middle of his address to Congress on 
February 17, President Clinton announced a plan to "make col- 
lege loans available to all Americans, and challenge them to 
give something back to their country." Finally, a chief executive 
sees the need for something we students have been craving for 
years: a domestic Peace Corps to help pay our way through col- 

Many of us have long wondered why such a program 
didn't exist; if some have the option of going to school with the 
aid of a G.I. Bill, why not a P.C. Bill for the rest of us? The bene- 
fits of such a program would be enormous ~ not merely for stu- 
dents who would otherwise be unable to obtain a higher education, 
but for the community and the nation at large. 

The basic idea is for students to recieve government 
loans to help pay their way through college, in exchange for a 
couple of years of community service after they get their degrees. 
Instead of paying back student loans with hard currency, gradu- 
ates would pay with a couple of years of their time. 

Apart from gaining a renewed sense of duty to their coun- 
try, students -would gain real-life experience closely related to 
their field of study - working within the community as teachers, 
civil engineers, law enforcement officers, social workers or 
medical assistants ~ while the community would have the benefit 
of some much-needed human resources. The nation as a whole 
would enjoy the long-term advantage of a highly-skilled, well- 
educated population entering the workforce with real-world expe- 

If the government is paying a student's way through col- 
li^ge, the government will want a well-educated, effective volun- 
teer coming out the other side. Since the government will be foot- 
ing the bill the whole system, if properly monitored, will follow 
the laws of supply and demand, cutting waste while boosting 
efTiency. To prevent students from running off without putting 
in their time -• in effect, from defaulting on their government 
loans - certificates could be withheld until service has been 
completed. The program could become a new form of advanced 
degree, consisting of four years of schooling, followed by two 
years of volunteer experience: a new status symbol. 

-©f courser^nany questions remain-to be answered; Who 

will be put in charge? How long will it take to implement? Will 
there be a "grandfather clause" for those of us who have already 
begun our schooling, yet who want to participate in the program? 
Where will all the money come from? Would student volunteers 
be able to choose where they work, and in what capacity? Will 
they be able to move from one community program to another? 
Will students be able to begin the program before completing 
their studies? 

Although it is nice to hear Clinton thinking in terms of a 
national service program, we have yet to see a written proposal. 
Until we read something that has been set in stone - with a defi- 
nite deadline for implementation, and a list of people being con- 
sidered to run it -- we'll have to muddle through our financial 
aid applications as best we can. 

And, of course, there is the most nagging question of all: 
Can we really trust the government not to screw the whole thing 
up? After all, when the government creates a new bureaucracy, 
odds are it will be wrought with inefficency and compartmental- 
ism, mired in pig-vat politics. Remember: this is the same 
government which gave us the HUD sinkhole and eight-hundred 
dollar toilet seats. 

"This will be an historic change on the scale with the 
creation of the Land Grant Colleges and the G.I. Bill. A hundred 
years from now, historians who owe their education to our plan for 
national service will salute [Congress's] vision." 

Let's just hope it doesnJt take a hundred years to pull the 
project together. 

WOMEN, cont. from page 2 

She spoke of this problem and the 
importance of Women's Studies 
for women to gain self-esteem 
and validation of their experi- 

Health SciencesAVomens' Stu- 
dies instructor Robin Roth said 
that women's contributions and 
issues are not included in gen- 
eral course offerings. "Women's 
Studies courses look at academic 
issues that have been left out and 
which women need to know," she 

Abortion rights 

The update on abortion rights 
will emphasize that "abortion is 
still a live issue," Roth said. She 
added that the event will help peo- 
ple to "really understand what the 
stakes are around freedom of 
choice including forced steriliza- 

tion," and unnecessary hysterec- 

"Access to safe and legal abor- 
tion is everyone's issue because it 
is the issue of woman's right to 
control her body and economic 
destiny," said Roth. 

Locally, women's groups are 
planning a demonstration on 
March 8, International Women's 
Day, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in 
Justin Herman Plaza. 

In her essay "The Transfor- 
mation of Silence Into Language 
and Action," author Audre Lorde 
puts the problems of women 
speaking out into perspective by 
saying, "We will suffer regard- 
less of whether we are silent or 
outspoken." She also said women 
can all learn from asking them- 
selves, "What do you need to 

8/The Guardsman 

Friday, March 6 
"Heads I Win Tails I Sue: Legal- 
ized Extorion in a No Fault So- 
ciety," presented by The Com- 
monwealth Club of California. 
Speaker: J. Michael Cook, Chair- 
man and CEO, Deloitte & Touche. 
Luncheon at 11:45 a.m.; program 
at 12:30 p.m. Imperial Ballroom, 
Hilton Hotel, San Francisco. Call 
Jim Coplan at 597-6721 or Annie 
Fayilick at 597-6722. 

Tuesday, March 9 & Wednes- 
day, March 10 

Students for Environmental Ac- 
tion (S.E.A.) CCSF Recycling 
Committee Kick-Off! Tables by 
the Flagpole (between Library 
and Science Bldg.) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Ribbon -cutting ceremony at noon 
on the 9th. S.E.A. meets every 
Thursday at 2 p.m. in Upper Le- 
vel Student Union. 

Wednesday, March 10 
UCSF: "Herbs Make Scents" from 
noon lo 1 p.m., 513 Parnassus 
Ave., HSW Bldg., Rm. 300. Free. 
Co-presented by UCSF. Public 
Service Programs and the Wo- 
men's Resource Center. For in- 
formation, call 476^394. 

Wednesday, March 10 
Open Foi-um on Women at CCSF. 
The Women's Studies Depart- 
ment invites ALL women at 
CCSF: faculty, students, stalf and 
administrators to meet with 
Board of Tiustee members, Maria 
Monet and Mabel Teng, Vice- 
Chancellors Frances Lee and 
Junnitii Pasqual, Dean of Students 
Anita Artinez and Associated Stu- 
dents President Susan Bietawski 
to discuss issues of concern to wo- 

Thuirsday, March 11 
"Abortion Rights Update," Laura 
Weide from the Committee to 
Defend Reproductive Rights, 
(CDRR) will discuss the situation 
of reproductive rights in Califor- 
nia today, the impact of federal 
pro-choice decisions, and the in- 
creasing attack on abortion pro- 
viders and clinics. 

Thursday, March 11 
UCSF: "Giving Credit Where Cre- 
dit is Due: A Women's Art Fair 
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. 
Millborry Union Conference Cen- 
ter, 500 Parnassus Ave. Free. 
Presented by UCSF Women's 
Resource Center. For information, 
call 476-5836. 

Friday. March 12 
Golden Gate University. Spring 
Colloquium Series. "A Medieval 
Walk Through the Flemish 
Countryside" by professor Jean 
Claes, Ph.D. from, noon to 1:30 
p.m. For more information, call 

Saturday, March 13 

UCSF: "Under the Hood 

Again: A Car Care And Safety 
Workshop For Women" from 9 
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ellis Brooks 
Chevrolet-Nissan-Geo, 1395 Van 
Ness Ave. $20 per person, no one 
turned away for lack of funds. 
Pre -registration is required by 
calling 476-5222 Presented by 
UCSF Women's Resource Center. 

Saturday, March 13 
Golden Gate University, School of 
Law: Workshop - Focus on Law 
Careers from 1 to 4 p.m. at 536 
Mission St. Open to public. Pre- 
registration is not necessary. For 
more information, coll 904-6830. 

Monday, March 15 
Re-Entry Program: Change Your 
Mind/Change Your Life. 5:30 to 7 
p.m. Smith Hall 106. Call 239- 

Tuesday, March 16 
Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) 
Honor Society. Membership ap- 
plications will be available and 
accepted. Membership require- 
ments are 12 completed college 
units. 3.0 GPA and a $5 per 
semester membership fee. Bring 
a copy of your most recent grade 
report. For more information, 
call AGS Hotline at 239-6155. 
AGS General Meetng. Guest 
speaker from Study Center. 
Science Bldg.. Rm. 204, 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 16 

Tile Budget & Planning Commit- 
tee wilt meet from 2-4 at Arts, 
Extension 264. 

Tuesday. March 16 

Re-Entiy Piogram: Change Your 
Mind'Cii.inge Your Life. 5:30 to 7 
p.m., Smith Hall 106. Call 239- 

Wednesday, March 17 

UCSF: "Living As If Your Life 

Depended On It" from noon to 1 

p.m., HSW Bldg., Rm. 300, 513 
Piirnassus Ave. Free. Sponsored 
by UCSF Public Service Pro- 
gi-ams. For information, call 476- 

Friday. March 19 
Student Advising Day for Biol- 
ogy, Chemistry. Engineering 
Technology. Math, Nursing. 
Physics. All students welcome. 
Counselors and instructors will be 
available to help you. 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m. in Science 211. 


Student workers are needed in the 
court reporting program to read 
text in a classroom setting. Up to 
14 hours of work weekly is avail- 
able. Call Jack Casaerly at 239- 
3060. Tlie position begins imme- 
diately, and is at the Phelan 


If your dentist has requested den- 
tal x-rays, you can have them 
taken fi'ee of charge by the dental 
assisting graduating class in the 
Dental Assisting Lab. Bungalow 
309. For more information or an 
appointment call ext. 3479. 


The Academy of American Poets 
will award the Felicia Farr 
Lemmon Poetry Prize for the best 
poem by n City College student. 
This prestigious prize includes 
$100. a certificate from the aca- 
demy, and possible publication in 
the academy's anthology. Stu- 
dents may submit entries to 
Brown Miller's office. L368. 
Deadline: March 20, 1993. 

New A.S. Council 

Associated Students (A.S.) Council, Spring '93: Left to right (bad( 
row-standing): Elizabeth OBrien, Director of Activitiea/ICC (Inter- 
club Council) Co-chair; Christina Tran, Senator. James Acev«, 
Senator; Laura Cruz, Secretary; Kenneth Wun, Senator; Ron Coit«I1, 
ICC Co-chair; Ariel Arano, ICC Chair; Abraham Herrera, Fee Hike 
Opposition Committee Chair; Joselito Sering, Senator. Left to right 
(front row-seated): Gina Hakiello, Vice President; Susan Bielawski, 
Pi-esident; Debra Stevenson, Secretary/Council Magazine Publisher; 
Nicole Shaw, Treasurer/Finance Chair. Missing from photo are an- 
ators: Mark Merrigan and Cedric O'Bannon. 

BOARD cont. from page 1 

When questioned by Trustee 
Mabel Teng on the validity of op- 
erating a summer school in the 
District, Goldstein responded that, 
"there are no fiscal resources to 
open a summer school. For the 
District to maintain funding, 
student attendance is critical at 
the present levels to retain the 
same, or even to go beyond, the 
present level of funding with the 
utilization of growth money." 

Goldstein added: "^e are nar- 
rowly balanced. But if anything 
happens we will be unable to pay 
for any further expenditures." 


Cash prizes of J3,000, $2,000, 

$1,000 and five awards of $500. 
For more information write: The 
Christophers, 12 East 4Sth Street. 
New York. NY 10017 or call: 
C212) 759-4050. 


Following are a few of the many 
scholarships being offered to City 
College students. The informa- 
tion is not complete; it is meant 
only to be a guide. To obtain an 
application and further informa- 
tion on these and many other 
scholarships available, please 
contact the scholarship office, 
Balmale Hall, Room 366, or call 

Range from $500 to $1,000. The 
Chicana Foundation of Northern 
California Scholarships. Lattna 
women with demonstrated lead- 
ership and community/civic in- 
volvement. Deadline: Postmark- 
ed by March 19, 1993. For more 
information call, Olga Torrazas at 
(510) 709-6099. 

$300. Edwin B. Almirol Memorial 
Scholarship. CCSF students of 
Filipino descent. Deadline: March 
31, 1993 

$2,000 per year for a total of 4 
years. Continued ehgibihty judg- 
ed yearly. Elks Disabled Student 
Scholarship Program. Students 
with disabilities wishing to pursue 
undergraduate education at an 
accredited institution or a licensed 
vocational school. Funds are not 
for remedial skills development or 
therapeutic service. Deadline: 
Applications postmarked no later 
than March 15, 1993. 

Summer school? 

In the past, whatever wflS' 
over in the budget at the endiif'. 
fiscal year determined how Ir 
a summer school the Distr 
would have, according lo l» 
Teng and Goldstein. 

Teng, who admitted that '• 
may not be able run a same 
program," angrily demandedlli 
"in the future, money needs Id 
set aside for summer school,: 
stead of what is left over.' 

Trustee Robert Varni also i 
manded that "we need to Ub 
closer look at the class offem 
rather than the dollar aitios 
Maybe we are not ofTenng " 
right mix of classes." he » 

Teng ended by issuing lo 
for "..^more say as to howio" 
is spent when expenditures! 
different from the proposals." 

With $2.5 million already = 
from the institution's bud? 
Trustee Varni obstreperously' 
plained that "the informatiM^ 
are presently getting froni - 
cramento on the governors? 
posed budget is that grades K- 
will receive the same thai V 
received last year, the StaWl 
versity system will havi 
proposed cut of 3.1 percent '^ 
last year's budget, the StaW; 
lege system will have a 3,4 , 
cent cut, with the conimunil)' 
leges system taking Ih^ "' 
share of 10.5 percent." 

Added Varni: "While the? 
ernor has proposed a fee m"^ 
to $30 a unit, it may not fly'"' 
Assembly; an increase to S'' 
$20 is highly possible." 

The packed Pierre Coste I«^ 

Room collectively sighed as* 

tee Varni apologized to all 

present for having to taM 

out of their busy schedut'* 

address the Board regardins 

mors of campuses and prog^ 

primarly ESL, being eli"","^. 

He went on to say that he 

like those that are creal"E 

spreading these rumors to si * 

turmoil. We have enougn 

facts to deal with." 

Students react 

A tearful Rosa Cortez. «"%, 
the executive board °f"^^^ 
council for the Downtown o^ 
said, "The campus is an '" p 
part of the community"^, 
classes work in conjunction 
the Phelan Campus." ^ 

Meanwhile, former g^ng p 
bor and current member ^^ 
Asian Student AssoeiatiO";^. 
Lau. nervously said that ^ 
cation and ESL are the be» ^ 
to get off the streets a"" 
from gangs." 

KH Releases Preliminary Draft/ See RECOMMENDATIONS page 5-7 

Vol. 115, No. 4 

City College of San Francisco 

March 24-April 13, 1993 

phoU) by Assaf keiaik 


Every Wednesday, "Phone 
Your Legislator" and Fee 
Hike Task Force, Ram Pla- 
za, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. For infor- 
mation, contact Abraham 
Herrera, A. S. Council, 239- 

Wednesday, March 24, KH 
Public Hearings: 
8-9 a.m.: Downtown Campus, 
800 Mission Street, 8th Floor, 
Room 821. 

2:30-4 p.m.: Phelan campus, 
50 Phelan, Arts Building, 
Room 303. 

6-8 p.m.: Chinatown/North 
— Beach, Chinefie American Ci- 
tizens Alliance, First Floor, 
1044 Stockton St., (Bet Jack- 
son/Washington Streets). 

Thursday, March 25, San 

Francisco Board of Trustees 
Meeting, Pierre Coste Room, 
6:30 p.m. Agenda includes 
Student Trustee appointment 
issues. For information call, 

Wednesday, March 31, San 
Francisco Board of Trustees 
Special Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 
Pierre Coste Room. Agenda: 
KH Consulting Group will 
make its final recommenda- 
tions to the Board. 

Friday, AprU 2, "Education 
is not an expense, failure to 
educate is!" CSU, UC and 
Community Colleges, 92-mile 
walk from Berkeley to Sacra- 
mento. Kick-off 11 a.m. at 
Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley. 
Contact: Hatem Bazian, 338- 
2824, Mark Salinas, 338-2324 
or Maxwell Leung, 338-2892. 

Friday, April 2, CalSAAC 
Rally, State Building, San 
Francisco Civic Center, 1 
Pm. Contact City College As- 
sociated Students Council at 

Monday, April 5. UC Da- 
vis: Meet the marchers at 8 
a.m. CSU, UC and Com- 
munity Colleges walk ends 
in Sacramento with a rally 
on the steps of the capital up- 
on arrival in Sacramento. 

SFCCD Budget Director Peter Goldstein delivers the $20 million news 
of gloom to the Board. 

Board to issue "pink slips" 

Administrators unified in charging divisiveness 

By M.PJl.Howard 

While San Francisco Com- 
munity College District Board of 
Trustees wrestles with an anti- 
cipated $12-19 million budget 
shortfall for academic year 1993- 
94, layoff notices are being issued 
to the district's 46 administrators. 

The action on March 13, fol- 
lowed a series of special meetings 
that first saw the Board refusing 
to approve sending out layoff no- 
tices to all administrators and 
full-time faculty, and then agree- 
ing to send notices to about half of 
the administrators. 

However, this decison was chal- 
lenged on March 11 by the Assoc- 
iation of Administrators as be- 
ing too divisive, so the Board fin- 
ally agreed to send "pink slips" 
to all 46 administrators. 

Bemice Brown, dean of Faculty 
and Staff Development, said, "I 
found coming into work uncom- 
fortable and an unsettling situa- 
tion to face colleague who were 
named for the letters." 

Only Dean Vester Flanagan of 
Buildings and Grounds spoke out 

against the issuance of any let- 
ters. Having been in education 
for some 30 years, Flanagan has 
seen many reorganization at- 
tempts in the history of City Col- 
lege, many only recently, 

"I feel that the rsduction of the 
administrators from 71 to 46 has 
cost the institution money that is 
sorely needed," said Flanagan. 
"In order to serve the 90,000 stu- 
dents on all the campuses, there's 
a need to have people who will 
make decisions." 

See PINK SLIPS page 4 

Steering Cominittee 
charges their role is 
purely symbolic 

KH says there's not 
enough time for a 
democratic process . 

By Andrea Coombes 
& Spencer C. Perry 

On the eve of limited disclosure 
surrounding KH Consulting 
Group's budget cut recommen- 
dations, charges have surfaced 
that City College's Steering Com- 
mittee did not have substanial 
input into the process. 

At a March 11 meeting between 
KH and the Steering Committee, 
committee members expressed 
displeasure with the role they had 
played in the entire process. 
Many complained that they had 
been promised specifics of the 
recommendations, and that they 
had played only a symbolic role. 
They said that instead of being 
allowed to give input at the meet- 
ings, they were often lectured to 
by KH. 

The Steering Committee is com- 
prised of five students, five fa- 
culty members, five administra- 
tors and five classfied staff repre- 

See STEERING, page 3 

Peaceful protest results in 
arrest of CCSF student 


Next Issue ^ 

Budget I 
Crisis ♦ 


By M.PJl.Howard 

A confrontation erupted as col- 
lege students from various com- 
munity, state and university sys- 
tems from around California re- 
cenlty rallied on the steps of the 
State Building in Sacramento. 

What started as a peaceful pro- 
test on March 8 over proposed cuts 
in the higher education budget, as 
well as a further increase in tui- 
tion fees, ended in confrontation 
between students and the State 

Randy Chavez, a City College 
student, was arrested on charges 
of refusing to disperse, assault 
and battery on a police office, 
and resisting arrest, according to 
Lt. Aubrey Holloway of the Cali- 
fornia State Police. After spend- 
ing four days in solitary confine- 
ment, Chavez was released on his 
own recognizance. 

On March 19, on advice from a 
public defender, Chavez pleaded 
"no contest" to a reduced charge 
of resisting arrest. He was sen- 
tenced to three years probation, a 
$1,000 fine, and a $40-a-day fee- 
for his imprisonment. 

See PROTEST page 3 

pholo by M.P.R. Howard 

Students demand Wilson support 



2/The GuardsinaD 

phoU) by Angelika Rappc 

March a4-^H, 

Trustee Robert Varni presents Journalism Dept. Chair Juan Gonzales 
with a donation made by alumnus Al Moss. 

Journalism Dept* receives 
donation from alumnus 

By Edison Young 

City College's Journalism de- 
partment has received a $750 do- 
nation from former alumnus Al 
Moss, a retired sports reporter for 
the San Francisco Chronicle. 

The donation was formally pre- 
sented on Tuesday, March 9th, by 
Board of Trustees member Robert 

The money will be used at the 
discretion of the department for 
the benefit of journalism stu- 

"I was pleasantly surprised and 
happy that a former faculty mem- 
ber and alumnus remembered us 
during these tight budget con- 
straints. This money will be 
very helpful in meeting the jour- 
nalistic endeavors of our stu- 
dents," said Juan Gonzales, Jour- 
nalism department chair. 

According to Gonzales, there 
are many options on how the 
money may be used. It could 
kick-off a new scholarship in the 
department, purchase new equip- 
ment and resources for curricu- 
lum development, or help pay for 
some of the department's year- 
end awards banquet. 

Noteworthy alumnus 

Moss started his journalism 
career at City College in the Pall 
of 1953. He was sports editor for 
The Guardsman in Spring 1954, 
served as the paper's chief editor 
for the next three semesters, and 
returned to sports editing in his 
last semester. While attending 
the Univerisity of California at 
Berkeley, he worked as a stringer 
for the Chronicle, which was the 
beginning of his 33-year associa- 
tion with the newspaper's sports 

"I must have covered just about 
every sport except boxing and auto 
racing," said Moss. 

He always loved covering col- 
lege sports because "it was more 
fun." He even turned down an 
offer of a professional beat. He 
really enjoyed covering college 
football, basketball, and track 
and field, but his "labor of love is 

"City College changed my en- 
tire outlook on life considerably," 
said Moss. "I credit a lot of my 
success to the school, especially 
the people in the Journalism 
department at the time." 

He still maintains a lot of ties 
with the school, which all started 
when he grew up living three 

doors away from Dr. Archibald J. 
Cloud, City College's first presi- 

Moss said the current budget 
crisis facing the college and hav- 
ing some extra money at the time 
prompted him to make a dona- 
tion. "It was the right thing to 
do," he said. 

"It pleases me when former stu- 
dents remember their journalistic 
roots and make a contribution to 
a program they so fondly remem- 
ber," added Gonzales. 

photo by Assaf Rczaik 

Marquis returns 
to Board work 

By Eric Thigpen 

Dr. William Marquis, trustee 
for the San Francisco Community 
College District, has bounced 
back from a serious hit-and-run 
accident that left him with head 
and body injuries. 

Since leaving the hospital in 
early March, Marquis has at- 
tended two Board of Trustees 
meetings in a wheelchair. He 
has described his present health 
condition as satisfactory. 

Marquis was struck down on 
January 4 after leaving the office 
of a neighborhood organization he 

Concern over Marquis health 
deepened when he slipped into a 
coma for a week. However, after 
seven weeks in the hospital and 
undergoing several head and leg 
surgeries, he recovered smoothly 
and rapidly, said hospital offi- 

Following yet another recon- 
structive surgery on his leg on 
March 12, Marquis is recuper- 
ating nicely at home and he con- 
tinues to improve, said Diane 
Bone, spokesperson for the fami- 


KH proposes student 
give up their funds 


If KH Consulting Group gets its 
way, City College students stand 
to lose plenty. 

KH, a Los Angeles firm hired 
by the district to come up with a 
plan for trimming an expected 
$12-15 million budget shortfall, is 
proposing that Associated Student 
Council transfer its funds from 
parking permits and vend- 
ing/canteen contracts to the col- 
lege's general fund, to institute 
fees for transcripts and entrance 
applications, to charge an applica- 
tion processing fee, and to reduce 
the number of courses offered 
each semester. 

Also proposed is a plan to ag- 
gressively recruit foreign stu- 
dents to help pay for the expected 
budget shortfall, the termination 
or merger of some academic pro- 
grams, increase the present class 
size to 40-plus students, increase 
an instructor's teaching load by 
20 percent, and immediately 
terminate classes that do not meet 
enrollment targets. 

Faculty charge 
gross distortion 
in City Currents 

By Earl Clothier 

A published statement in City 
Currents, the college administra- 
tion's weekly newsletter, con- 
demning personal attacks again- 
st campus administrators, faculty 
and staff recently caught the cam- 
pus community by surprise. 

The one-paragraph front-page 
article that appeared February 8 
under the headline Budget and 
Planning Committee Takes 
Stand Against Personal Attacks 
on Colleagues stated, "The Bud- 
get & Planning Committee (BPC) 
by consensus and on the recom- 
mendation of Academic Senate 
President Steve Levinson an- 
nounced that it 'deplores' any per- 
sonal attacks leveled against 
members of the college adminis- 
tration, faculty and staff." 

According to Levinson, the arti- 
cle was a misprint. City Currents 
having taken his statement out of 
context and grossly distorting 
what he said. 

According to transcripts of the 
February 2 BPC meeting, Levin- 
son proposed a resolution to "de- 
plore any attempt to inject attacks 
upon persons into the budget eval- 
uation process." The purpose of 

In the last 30 years, UitO 
fornia Community Coll^j 
tem has been the entiy poit 
many re-entry, low-incomt, , 
minority students seeking |(, 
tain a post-secondary college 

According to the Stale Qia 
lor's Office of Research, i 
than 1.5 million students alta 
the 107 community m5 
districts around the state in 
of which 90,000 are on ba 
campuses that make up 
Francisco Community __^ 
District, making City the Iq 
community college district r 

Yet, in the past year, whUi 
state has downsized its popok 
by nine percent, the district; 
approximately 2,000 studenUi 
50 percent of those, due tab 
creases, were students witi. 

Charles Hamill, treasnni 
the California Student Ah 
ton of Community CoII^«,t 
"Now they flow-income sbik 
will have nowhere to tuni.' 

Adding that to increasesot: 
plementation of charges far.' 
dent Health services, testinsi 
auditing will make City C^ 
a luxury reserved for those 
can afford it. 

All this adds up to studenUi 

ing bumped out, squeezed obI 

just not being able to get ioltf 

College, if the Board implew 

KH's proposals. 

the resolution, which wasf^ 
by consensus, is "to preveel 
injection of personal critics 
interpersonal politics inW' 
gram funding decisions. ■ 

During a telephone intf" 
with The Guardsman, L<« 
said he had, in fact, beeni 
quoted by City Currents, bm' 
result, questioned the futun' 
of City Currents in reporti« 
lege activities. 

Levinson also questionea 
ney's intent with respect" 
wording of the article, W 
"I'm disappointed that my » 
ment was used for a purp* 
which it was not intended. 

In a letter dated Mar«>> 
Public Relations Director- 
Griffin from Dr. Ann !■• 
Ph.D. co-chair of the BPC " 






















Do You 



The Guardsman? 

Drop by Bungalow 20" 

March a4-April 13, 1993 
PROTEST cont. from page 1 

photo by M.P.R. Howard 

IRancly Chavez during arrest. 
; Bearing signs such as "Don't 
let Wilson rob us of an educa- 
tion" and "How is an uneduca- 
ted public going to help the econ- 
omy?" students from San Fran- 
cisco State University (SFSU) and 
City College linked up with stu- 
dents from around the state in an 
effort to "heighten the awareness 
of the legislative body to the im- 
pact of fee increases and budget 
cuts to those who cannot afford an 
education," said Daimon Mar- 
chan of City College. 

Program Coordinator for the 
Associated Students at SFSU, Ha- 
tem Baziar said, "We will hook 
up with other community and 
state college students from 
around the state in an effort to 
spark a revolt against cuts 
(budget) and increasing of (tui- 

Ition) fees." 
Upcoming rally 
A four-day march is planned 
»for April 2 through April 5 from 
U.C. Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. 

State Senate Education Commit- 
tee Chairman Senator Gary Hart, 
while not participating in the 
noon-time rally, supported the stu- 
dent demands. 

During an interview, Hart told 
The Guardsman that, "I will not 
support Governor Wilson's educa- 
tion budget in its present form. 
The increases are not fair." 

Yet, he admitted that, "everyone 
will have to share some of the 
burden of the budget. Education 
is being asked to take a doubly 
hard hit and that is unfair to 
those students struggling to better 

While some 300 students chant- 
ed outside of the State Captial with 
slogans such as "Re-call Pete, 
time for a change" and "No Re- 
Pete," some students did not 
agree with the rally. 

Cal State Fullerton A.S. Presi- 
dent Marc Mitzner said, "We 
don't want to alienate anyone. 
We need to work on areas of mu- 
tual problems," 

Yet, A.S. Chair Victor Valencia, 
also of Fullerton, took a harder 
stand saying, "The Master Plan 
for Education is infeasible. 'We 
want a free education' is not ac- 
ceptable. The State should not be 
in the business of educating 

Student Board President Diana 
Thuai from Bakersfield Com- 
munity College said, "When our 
parents started out, you could 
make it to the middle-class with a 
high school education. Now, 90"s 
students need a bachelors degree 
before climbing to the middle- 

City College's Maria Sanchez 
was concerned about the possible 
elimination of Latin American 
Studies and its impact on Latino 
culture awareness. 

State Senator Art Torres, speak- 
ing before the assembled repre- 
sentatives from the state's 
schools, referred to Greek myth- 
ology in illustrating the need to 
"...Clean up the crap that has 
accumulated here (Sacramento)." 
He also stated that a recent sur- 
vey done around the State showed 
that 73 percent of California 
voters would approve a sales tax 
to fund education. 

The Guardsman/S 

phoU) by Angclika Rappe 

STEERING cont from page 1 
No time for democracy 

According to KB, the time 
frame given them did not allow 
the committee a working role, 
and for the same reasons they 
could not go piece by piece through 
the recommendations with the 
various members. 

Accused of being undemocratic 
by a faculty member, John Nel- 
son of KH said, "there is not 
enough time for a democratic pro- 

At one point. Nelson asked the 
committee, "how many feel this 
(the meetings between the Steer- 
ing Committee and KH) has been 
a total waste of time?" Ten of the 
17 participants raised their 

Nelson told The Guardsman 
that the Board often called them 
into closed sessions, "forcing 
them to break protocol," to discuss 
I strategy in implementating the 
group's recommendations for 
dealing with the estimated $15 
million shortfall facing the col- 
lege. During those meetings. 
Nelson said the issue of sending 
"March 15 letters." notices of in- 
tent to dismiss faculty, was dis- 

Michael McCollough of KH said 
he recommended sending the let- 
ters "across the board" to faculty 
and administrators in order to 

position the college with as much 
Hexibility as the college could be 
positioned vrith." 

Board "blind-sided" 
However, the Board was un- 
comfortable about sending the let- 

ters to faculty and decided, in- 
stead, to consider sending them to 
administrators. This, according 
to Nelson, "blind-sided" the 
group, leaving them with fewer 
options. Nelson implied that 
more part-time faculty and classi- 
fied personnel may be cut as a 
result, but said that he couldn't be 
sure that this would be the action 
taken by the Board. 

Nelson said the Board "forced" 
the consultants to giye them the 20 
most cost ineffective programs at 
the college and said that these 
programs were "the most likely to 
be changed in one way or 
another." See sidebar for list. 


Despite KH's cancellation, the 
Steering Committee met as sche- 
duled on March 22 to discuss 
KH's preliminary draft report. 
According to Steve Levinson, 
president of the Academic Senate 
who unofficially chaired the 
meeting, they would focus "only 
on factual inaccuracies and 
errors of omission in the report." 

KH will meet with the Board of 
Trustees on March 25 and again 
with the Steering Committee on 
March 26 to discuss any revi- 

On March 31, the final version 
of the report will be delivered dur- 
ing a special meeting to the 

KH will also hold a number of 
"town hall" meetings at various 
times and locations on March 24. 
See Action Calendar on Page 
One for complete schedule. 

Steven Rico, director of the campUB Child Development Center, assists 
children in supporting campus-wide recycling. 

Recycling program underway 

phoUi by Angclika Roppc 
By Karl Clothier ^-^^^-^ 

Students for Environmental 
Action (S-E.A.) recently heralded 
City College's advent into the 
environmental era with a ribbon- 
cutting ceremony performed by 
Allene Timar, vice-chancellor of 
Student Services. 

The ceremony on March 9 un- 
veiled six new recycling bins, 
manufactured by Eco Pop of San 
Francisco and purchased with a 
$1,800 seed grant from the Asso- 
ciated Student (A. S.) Council at a 
cost of $300 each. 

Following the ribbon -cutting, 
brief speeches were given by Ti- 
mar, Shelly Reider, Recycling 
Project Coordinator for the City 
and County of San Francisco, 
Will Maynez, S.E.A. faculty ad- 
visor, Gretchen Schubeck, S.E.A. 
president, and Darryl Cox, dean 
of Student Activities, who said, "I 
think it is wonderful." 

A.S. Senator Ariel Arano said, 
"It feels really good," as he de- 
posited the first can into one of the 
bins. Children from the campus 
Child Development Center follow- 
ed his lead. 

According to Maynez, who ex- 
pressed great enthusiasm for the 
project, the bins accept both glass 
bottles and aluminum cans for 
recycling and are themselves 
made of 97 percent recycled 
materials, including reused steel 
parts from semi trucks which 
would otherwise have been dis- 
carded. The cans have a life of 
10-13 years. 

Citing San Francisco's garbage 
crisis as an example, Schubeck 
pointed out that recycling is es- 
sential adding, "We students can 
make a difference." 

According to an article publish- 
ed by San Francisco Recycling 
Program at City Hall, San Fran- 
cisco generates over 900,000 tons 
of garbage each year, while land- 
fills are becoming scarcer and 
more expensive. 

"Profit is not why we're doing 
this," said Schubeck. Instead the 
16-member group will donate all 
of the labor for collecting the 
recycled cans and bottles, which 
will be redeemed at 67 cents per 
pound for aluminum and 2 cents 
per pound for glass. 


Stephen Rico, director of Cam- 
pus Child Development, assisted 
some of the children in depositing 
recyclables into the new bins. 

"Children learn by example," 
Rico said. "We are very suppor- 
tive of the students' recycling ef- 
forts. The parents and I welcome 
the opportunity to work together 
with the students for the benefit of 
the children; not just in proceeds, 
but in taking care of our environ- 

The Campus Child Development 

Children learn by example. 

Center currently serves 53 cam- 
pus and community families, but 
Rico would like to be able to ac- 
commodate 63. 

The Campus Child Development 
Center will receive 60 percent of 
the proceeds; the remaining 40 
percent will be reinvested in the 
program, according to S.E.A. Vice 
President Roswell Bailey Pon- 
tius. The group eventually plans 
to blanket the entire campus with 
recycling bins and to introduce 
other recycling projects such as 
paper and plastic, Pontius added. 

If initial student usage and ac- 
ceptance of the bins is any in- 
dication, the project is off to a 
roaring start. The recycling bins 
are located in front of Smith 
Hall, Cloud Hall, Batmale Hall, 
the Arts Building, and the Visual 
Arts Center courtyard for student 

(Editor's Note: S.E.A. is in dire 
need of volunteers. Interested 
parties should contact Will 
Maynez at 239-3621 or attend a 
regular S.E.A. meeting, held 
every Thursday in the Upper Le- 
vel of the Student Union at 2 p.m.) 

(Chi Fan Lo also contributed 
to this article.) 

Dobelle returns April 7 

By Andrea Coombes 

City College Chancellor Evan S. 
Dobelle is recovering well from 
his double bypass heart surgery 
and is expected back at work on 
April 7. 

According to Donna Mooney of 
the City College Public Informa- 
tion Office, Dobelle has .been 
recuperating at home for the past 
couple of weeks. "He takes walks 
daily, has daily visitors and is in 
touch regularly with people at the 
college," she said. 

Added Stephanie Galinson, exe- 
cutive assistant to the chancellor, 
"It's a long recovery process, but 
he is progressing well." 

4/rhe Guardsman 

PINK SLIPS cont. from page 1 


Trustee Rodis Rode! admitted 
that the Board made a mistake by 
not requiring KH to have recom- 
mendations ready by its February 
meeting. Calling for more fre- 
quent meetings over the next few 
months, he said, "in reorganiz- 
ing the institution we don't have 
luxury of time." 

In an effort to tackle the budget 
crisis, the Board hired KH Con- 
sulting Group, a Los Angeles 
firm, to assess the colleges's over- 
all operation. 

KH's first draft report was re- 
leased to members of the Budget 
and Planning Committee and de- 
partment chair? during a March 
19 Flex Day meeting with faculty. 
Preliminary recommendations 
included merging or eliminating 
academic programs and laying 
off part-time faculty. 

Meanwhile, Trustee Teng has 
called for adoption of the KH rec- 
ommendations by the Board's 
April 29 meeting. She fiirther rec- 
ommended that the chancellor 
come with the recommendations 
by mid-May so that it could be 

brought before the Board at the 
May meeting. 


KH plans to hold public Town 
Hall/Focus Group Sessions at 
Gough Street, Mission, Down- 
town, Phelan, and Chinatown/ 
North Beach campuses from 
March 23-24 in an effort to make 
any refinement needed before 
presenting its final report to the 
Board in special meeting on 
March 31. 

The college's Budget and Plan- 
ning Committee is also sche- 
duling public meetings to solicit 
feedback for a report it will 
make to the Board on April 20th, 
thus giving the Board nine days 
to review the recommendations. 

So, with Governor Pete Wilson 
proposing that community col- 
leges around the state take at 
least a 10.5 percent cut and the 
State Board of Governors for 
Community Colleges recommend- 
ing an increase in fees to $30 per 
unit, districts around the state are 
being forced to look at massive 
layoffs and an academic reduc- 
tion as a way to balance their 
local budgets. 

Ash MilUr 

March 24-^ 1^, 

photo by Verroiaf, 

This tangled mass of metal rested at Phelan and Judson after being 

Air bag saves driver 
in spectacular crash 

By Santiago Rengstorff 

A spectacular and near fatal 
car accident left a man in serious 
but stable condition after his Dod- 
ge Acclaim went airborn into a 
brick barricade in front of Rior- 
dan High School on March 16. 

According to San Francisco po- 
lice, at 2:12 p.m. Joseph Molina 
Jr., apparently suffered a seizure 
at the time of the accident that 
occurred near Phelan and Judson 
during a heavy drizzle. 

"If it weren't for his air bag 
and steering wheel which broke 
off, he would be dead now," said 
S.F. Police Officer Rich Andrews. 

Eyewitness Yvette Williams of 
City College, said, "He was going 
at least 50 mph after he ran the 
stop sign" [on Judson at Gennes- 

Most of the onlookers just heard 
the thunderous crash and came to 
see a vehicle twisted around a 
brick barricade and a Datsun 
200SX knocked 180 dpgrees from 
where it was parked and its front 
hood torn away. 

Apparently Molina Jr. didn't 
take his medication and had a 
sudden seizure, said police. 

Right after the accident, City 
College student Brian Garvey 
rushed to aid Molina as the car 
smoldered from the heat of the 

Garvey said he talked to Moli- 
na and he retrieved blankets for 
him. He said the man was "inco- 

After a short time, Molina Jr. 
was trying to pull himself out of 
the car, but he had difficulty be- 

CCSF student Brian Garvey made 
a heroic attempt to pull victim 
from smoldering wreck. 

cause of a reported broken pelvis 
and a fracture to his thigh. 

Fire Department Fl5 was on the 
scene shortly after Molina Jr.'s 
attempt to free himself They 
worked steadfastly preparing the 
victim for paramedics. 

City College student Susan 
Pearman, said, "they were won- 
derful. He got first class treat- 
ment and care." 

Defend Your 


students crowd into MXJNl bus 

MUNI proposals will 
burden students 

By Earl Clothier 

In a recent heated Public Utili- 
ties Commission (PUC) meeting, 
San Franciscans spoke out over- 
whelming against MUNI pro- 
posals calling for fare increases 
and service reductions. 

The 350-seat Board of Super- 
visors chamber was filled to capa- 
city with angry residents who 
booed all mentions of fare in- 
creases or service cuts and wild- 
ly cheered every criticism of city 
government and MUNI opera- 

The meeting was so ribald that 
a speech delivered in Chinese by 
an elderly lady, though under- 
stood in intonation only, drew a 

CURRENTS cont, from page 2 

Griffin's attention to the mis- 
statement and asked if it would 
be proper journalistic protocol for 
City Currents to issue a correction. 

Contacted by The Guardsman 
on March 6, Griffin acknow- 
ledged receipt of Clark's letter, 
but declined to answer questions 
regarding how the error occurred, 
or if City Currents would issue a 
correction, instead referring The 
Guardsman to Public Relations 
Assistant Donna Mooney who 
oversees City Currents. 

During a telephone interview 
with The Guardsman on March 
8, Mooney acknowledged that she 
had written the article containing 
Levinson's remarks, but declined 
to comment on how the mis-state- 
ment occurred, and was unclear 
as to her intention of the wording 
of the article. She was also un- 
clear as to whether or not a cor- 
rection would be issued. 

Looking into the matter 

But, on March 16, Mooney clari- 
fied her previous comments to 
The Guardsman, stating that she 
was not present at the meeting, 
that her article in City Currents 
was based on a conversation with 
Levinson after the meeting, and 
that she had requested transcripts 
of the meeting prior to going to 
press from Dr. Clark, but that Dr. 
Clark had failed to provide those 

Levinson confirmed that Moo- 
ney was not present at the meet- 
ing and that he did speak with 
her after the meeting, but he re- 
iterated that Mooney had mis- 
understood the statements he 
made to her. Dr. Clark also con- 
firmed that Mooney was not pre- 
sent at the meeting, but indicated 
that she had attempted to provide 
Mooney with transcripts of the 
Feb 2 BPC meeting. Dr. Clark al- 
so indicated that she had written 
Griffin two memos regarding the 
mis-statements in City Currents, 
but that to date she has received 
no response from either Mooney 
or Griffin. 

standing ovation. 

MUNI General Director Jik 
Stein said, "In all my 32 yan 
MUNI, I've never seen oppm ' 
like this." 

The MUNI proposals for w ! 
reductions and fare inera' 
came in light of MUNl's fate 
serious budget shortfall of I ^^ 
milHon for 1993 and anestin A 
$30 million for 1994. ^ 

As a result, MUNI has stii 
ted proposals to the PUC toni 
service levels on 50 routes, tii 
minate three routes, andlflfi 
fares from of $1 some 25to5(lf 
cent, according to MUNI if 
ments and MUNI spokespm 
Anne Milner. 

Milner said decreasing 
and federal funding for Ml 
operations and the city goi? 
ment's fiscal woes as faclmij 
cessitating the proposed chai^m 

"The money has to comen^ 
somewhere," said Milner, 

In addition to the propM"' 
ductions in service levelf ' 
fare increases, Milner indi" 
that cuts of five percent in * 
ing levels could occur ands 
the unions representing ^ 
workers will be asked to 


I km 


Impact on students 

While no changes in senio 
vels would be experiencM 
rectly at the Phelan campui' 
dents relying on other line* 
be inconvenienced. ,t 

In addition, the proposei!»] 

increases represent an 6iV*^ 
nancial burden for already* 
strapped students stilt recovP 
from recent tuition incn^' 
The proposed increase of faslj 
prices from $32 to $35 per J 
would result in an increase «^ 
spent on transportation au^lP 
nine-month academic wj* 
year. Fare box increaseso'? 
25 percent (to $1.25) would P- 
in an additional expendij"^^ 
$90 during the nine-montt 
demic year for a student «oo 
not use a fast pass and «»»■, 
campus three times weeW- 
The combination of «" 
creases and service ^^°^^ 
could also result in detr^ 
MUNI ridership if ^°^''.^ 
choose to drive their cars in , 
Additional student auto lij' 
would not only result in i" j^ 
ed environmental damage 

tail pipe emissions. 


cause even greater probloB?. 
the Phelan campus 
overtaxed parking systeP- 

Student reaction to the p" 
changes ranged from ^ 
"who cares" to the unpn";; 
However, the consensus m 
dissatisfaction with the PJJP 

The Public Utilities W" 
sion will be making '» 
recommendations on ^^V j^; 
or fare changes to the f 
Supervisors on April 13 

March 24-Apra 13, 1993 

The Guardsman/S 


EH's draft recommendations 

Day of reckoning nears for City College 

(Editor's Note: The following are preliminary draft recom- 
mendations proposed by KH Consulting Group and released on 
March 19. The recommendations are taken from the draft re- 

UL Finance and Budgeting 

1. Delegate responsibility for both revenues and expenditures at the 
Dean and Departmental levels. 

2. Estabhsh an on-going program review process Hnked to SFCCD's 
strategic planning requirements. 

3. Upgrade SFCCD's management information systems. 

4. Assign a management analyst to Business Services to monitor 
FAC's. (Additional Costs: $69,000) 

5. Institute expenditure controls. 

6. Make the Director of Business Services a participant or observer in 
collective bargaining sessions, 

7. Pursue tax initiatives and referendums, 

8. Establish a plan to build a three percent general fund reserve. 

9. Use a zero-based budgeting approach to determine SFCCD's match- 
ing funds for categorical programs. (Savings: $100, 000 or more) 

IV. Management Organization And Staffing 

1. Establish schools with logically grouped disciplines. 

2. Establish existing campuses as centers of excellence in specific 
instructional areas. 

3. Reduce SFCCD's administrative costs by combining Cluster Dean 
and Campus Dean responsbilities where possible. (Potential Savings: 

4. Appoint School Deans who can serve as instructional leaders, vi- 
sionaries, and managers. 

5. Increase accountability of Campus Deans or replace them with 
Facility Managers. (Potential Savings: $73,663-$ 143,993) 

6. Simpliiy the reporting relations to the Chancellor. 

7. Re-distribute the fiinctions currently performed in the Office of the 
Vice Chancellor of Research, Planning, and Institutional Develop- 
ment. (Potential Savings: $146,200) 

8- Design an Assistant Dean classification to eliminate the manage- 
ment void between the Dean levels and classified personnel. 

9. Merge the OfTice of Student Services into the Offices of 
Administration and Instruction. (Savings: $116,900-$151,700) 

10. Streamline the Office of Instruction with more focused account- 
abiUties at the Dean levels. 

11. Reconfigure selected positions within the Office of Administration 
to achieve economies. (Potential Added Costs: $35,814 in the first 
year, to be offset by savings in the second year) 

12. Assign faculty pay to administrators returning to faculty status. 

13. Establish centralized word processing pools and assign secretaries 
currently assigned to instructional departments to a school year cal- 
endar. (Savings: $285,000) 

14. Employ an internal auditor who reports directly to the Chancellor 
and the Governing Board Finance Committee. 

V. Instruction 

1- Eliminate, defer, consolidate, or sharply curtail "high cost" credit 
and non-credit programs and courses. (Potential Savings: $557,946- 
$5,576 million) 

2. Further reduce the number of department chairpersons to a more 
manageable number with more equitable workloads. (Potential Sav- 
ings: $185, 293-$305, 898) 

3. Rotate department chair positions to ensure balanced represen- 
tation of the merged disciplines. 

^- Integrate the technical management of computer equipment lab- 
oratories and share such resources. 

5. Exercise tighter administrative control over course offerings. 

6. Design curriculum around student, community, and labor market 
needs rather than around departmental agendas. 

7. Maintain the average cost of non-credit instruction and support 
services within State program-based funding guidelines. 

7a. Reduce or adjust the load of credit faculty who also teach non- 
credit courses. 

7b. Analyze non-credit program costs on a departmental level. 

7c. Monitor the State's contribution to maintenance and operations 
and institutional support for non-credit programs. 

8. Reduce the amount of discretionary release time. (Minimun 
Savings: $296,000) 

9. Increase the target instructional load to 630 hours for credit facul^. 
(Potential Savings: $3,250,000) 

10. Eliminate "gamesmanship" in course cancellations. 

H. Limit faculty load for team teaching, especially for non-credit 
courses. (Potential Savings: $250,000 to $700,000) 

12. Increase average class sizes for credit courses. (Potential Sav- 
ings: $182,093 to $225,368) 

12a. Offer more sections of classes with high student demand (that 
can result in higher classroom sizes) and defer some of the classes 
that traditionally have low enrollments. 

12b, Increase the capacity limitations wherever feasible. 

12c. Reduce the multipliers used to offset teaching loads based on 
class size. 

12d. Over-enroll courses that typically have high attrition rates dur- 
ing the first part of the semester. 

12e. Develop a focused strategy for increasing average class sizes of 
programs with traditionally low enrollments. ' " ^ 

12f. Combine sections of courses that have low average class sizes. 

13. Assign ESL students to classes according to their educational ob- 

14. Increase the use of television in delivering high demand courses. 

15. Use State program-based funding formulas as benchmarks to fund 

16. Attract peak enrollments for credit courses by census week to en- 
sure State reimbursement. (Potential additional revenue: $55,595) 

17. Focus more on student retention. 

17a. Defer courses with low census week enrollments and low reten- 
tion rates. 

17b. Develop strategies for reducing the number of drop-outs in high 
enrollment programs with low retention rates. 

18. Minimize the number of "repeaters." (Potential Savings Re- 
venues: Cannot Be Determined At This Time) 

19. Limit the range of summer school offerings: concentrate locations 
(i.e., Phelan, John O'Connell, etc.) and close down other locations. 

20. Broaden SFCCD's definition of courses offered as "basic skills". 
(Minimum revenue; $125,000 and potentially more). 

21. Expand the number of courses offered as community service on a 
fee basis, set at market rates. (Potential Revenue: Minimum of 
$143,100 per year for recertification and $500,000 per year for other 

22. Identify opportunities for expanding community service and con- 
tract education offerings within the context of the existing curricu- 
lum. (Potential Additional Revenues: At least $250,000 to $500,000) 

23. Recruit more foreign students through an integrated approach to 
enhance revenues. (Additional Revenues: $400,000 in the first year; 
$1.4 million in the second year) 

24. Establish course auditing policy and charge maximum fees al- 
lowable. (Additional Revenues: $12,000) 


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RECOMMENDATIONS, cont. from page 5 

1. Integrate programs aimed at students succeeding at SFCCD. 

2. Assign counselors student caseloads and instructional departments 
with whom to serve as liaisons at the Phelan Campus. 

3. Assign caseloads and establish dual reporting relationships for 
counse.jrs at non-Phelan locations. 

4. Define counselors' accountabilities to Student Services vs. In- 

5. Centrally schedule counselors' time, including staggered daily 
and yearly schedules. (Savings; $103,420 to $180,985) 

6. Require that counselors spend at least 80 percent of their working 
hours in direct student contact. 

7.- Track students served and results achieved in Counseling. 

8. Improve the use of computerized information systems for schedul- 
ing, referrals, data collection, educational planning, and record- 
keeping. (Added Costs: $15,000 to $25,000 for PC-based software; $16,000 
to $20,000 for PC's) 

9. Develop more cost-effective means for delivering counseling ser- 

10. Have counseling and teaching faculty collaborate more in advis- 
ing students. 

11. Accurately place .students according to their skill and perfor- 
mance levels. 

12. Expand Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS). 

13. Integrate the instructional and counseling functions within 
DSP&S. (Potential Savings: $151,256) 

14. Combine the Transfer and Career Placement and Planning 
Centers into one resource center, (Savings: $0 - $118,700) 

15. Eliminate the Men's and Women's Resource Center. (Savings: $0 

16. Eliminate the Information Center at 33 Gough Street and network 
other information centers. (Net Savings: $3,000 in the first year) 

17. Replace 2.8 FTE counselor positions (which work 35-week per 
year) with 3.0 classified positions (which work 12-months per year). 
(Savings: $2,000) 

18. Ensure that Student Health Services offered within the financial 
constraints of student fees collected. 

19. Offer more opportunities for students to work at SFCCD while pur- 
suing their education. 

20. Develop sliding testing fee schedules that reflect what the market 
will bear, (Savings: $100,000 - $250,000) 

21. Consolidate many of the testing activities to one facility at the 
Phelan Campus and one at another campus location. (Savings: At 
least $59,300) 

22. Student Retention: Develop strategies for Centers for Success to 
collaborate more with instructional departments in increasing reten- 

23. Student Retention: Assess SFCCD's commitment to matriculation 
and transfer of students to four-year institutions. 


1. Reassign custodial staff shifts. 

2. Restructure Public Safety to provide increased law enforcement 
service to all campuses without cost increases. 

3. Reduce the number of O&M stationary engineers to reflect work- 
load reductions as a result of capital project deferrals. 

4. Accelerate the implementation of the planned Automated Tele- 
phone Registration System. 

5. Charge processing fee for applications. 

6. Use scantron system for registration and positive attendance re- 

7. Increase fees for issuance of student transcripts and add capability 
to print "on demand" transcripts. 

March 24.April45 

8. Charge fee for registration materials. 

9. Develop SFCCD merchandise catalogue to extend merchanifito 
beyond present capabilities of Bookstore. 

10. Assign a back-up vehicle to Mail Services. 

11. Select a large-scale, well-qualified systems integrator to ma* 
a "turn key" implementation of the new Information Systems. 

12. Improve Financial Aid automation and work methods to inipr 
access to information and reduce costs. 

13. Consolidate Financial Aid offices to form one central offl« 
Phelan Campus. 

14. Reassign all responsibility and future revenues having to do i 
<campuB parking to SFCCD. 

15. Transfer vending/mobile food contracts from ASG to 
General Fund. 

16. Transfer responsibilities for the "City Currents" newsletlir 
Graphic Arts, and restructure to combine with newsletters preparrii 
other organizations. 

17. Open Video games arcade on Phelan campus. 

18. Remove cafeteria employees from Civil Service. 

1. Expand the scope of the Master Plan study, now projected ia 
State Budget at a cost of $100,000, to include all SFCCD campusesi 

2. Withdraw the Central Shops & Warehouse building project as, 
posed and move it to a more appropriate site at a lower projecl 
(Estimated Savings: $2.3 million.) 

3. Cancel plans to remodel Cloud Hall at Phelan Campus for A: 
Health programs. 

4. Lease or sell the 33 Gough Street facility and relocate the 
trative functions currently at the District Office to freed-up 
space in Cloud Hall. 


5. The Southeast campus is not adequately used. If instructionilf 
grams cannot be found which will significantly improve uljlii 
and attract enrollment in the community, it should be el 
Improve utiUzation of the Southeast facility or find a better 
within the community. 

6. Close the John O'Connell Center and locate the School ofi 
Sciences in the Southeast Community. 

7. Consolidate student services functions in Conlan Hall. 

8. Establish a centralized planning function which coordinaWJ 
institutional planning data, conducts analysis, and recommendif 
tions for the allocation and use of space. 

9. Pursue opportunities to replace inadequate leased space witkl 
manent space. 

10. Ask the State to recognize the unique benefits of its satellite* 
ters for instruction in applying space allocation standards. 

11. Request refund of Ft. Mason lease for time period when thsfl 
ity was unoccupiable. (Estimated refund: $16,000) 

12. Re-negotiate insurance policies for facilities. 

13. Conduct a space-utilization analysis. 

14. All available means of energy conservation should be pt 

15. Establish a Facilities and Maintenance Committee. 

1. Reduce the amount of faculty release time for coming 
(Potential Savings: $25,000 to $27,000) 

2. Have the Academic Senate review its committee structure' 
view to reducing those committees which are not concerned *'"' 
demic policy matters. 

3. Clarify the role and function of the Budget and P'^"' 

4. Strengthen the curricular and program review process wiU" 
new schools. , 


March 24-Apnl 13, 1993 

RECOMMENDATIONS, cont. from page 6 


1. Limit funds available for substitutes. (Potential First-Year 
ISavings: $200,000) 

[2. Institute Load Banking, allowing faculty to teach overload courses 
"in return for semesters or years off in the future. (Possible Savings: 

r3. Institute an early retirement plan with no replacements in the 
1993-94 year of faculty who retire. (Savings: At least $1,327,960) 

1. Defer all sabbaticals until at least the Fall 1994 semester. (Po- 
ential Savings: Between $878,494 and $1,324,694 in 1993-94; $910,000 in 

16. Remove cafeteria personnel from Civil Service. (Savings; At least 

[6. Discontinue pohcy of paying instructors for time spent in tenure 
[review process. (Potential Savings: $5,000) 

7. Delay implementation of 1993-94 compensation packages. (Po- 
itential Savings: $1.6 million) 

8. Adopt "cafeteria-style" approach to tailoring benefits programs to 
, needs of individuals while reducing costs. 

[10. Administratively control all hiring of full-time faculty. (Savings: 
$645,000 -$860,000) 

^11. Establish controls to ensure that grant-funded positions are not 
backfilled or retained as full-time employees when grant funds ex- 


1. Combine with Institutional and Staff Development to create a new 
1 office. (Potential additional annual revenue: $200,000 and up) 

2. Develop alumni fund-raising efforts and build alumni data base. 

3. EsUblish an Annual Fund for SFCCD. 
■- 4. Formalize a Bequest Program. 

5. Develop catalog sales to alumni data base. 

6. Establish Grant Writing Center. 

7. Hire a professional grant writer. 

8. Work with various governmental agencies to pursue grants. 

9. Seek corporate endovmients for major programs and schools. 

10. Pursue corporate dollars from companies currently using SFCCD 
for contract education. 

11. Work with large vocational employers to establish shared train- 
ing facilities and obtain special equipment. 

12. Develop a "loaned executive" program. 

13. Solicit donations of supplies and equipment from large copora- 
tions in the San Francisco area. 

14. Energize the City College Foundation. 

15. Develop targteted fund-raising purposes/drives. 

16. Develop focused public relations and media marketing materials. 

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Administrators face layoffs 

(Editor's Note: The following 46 City College administators 
face possible reassignment or layoff as a result of a March 13 
Board of Trustee decision aimed at trimming the college's 

Robert Baiestreri, Natalie Berg, Jennifer Biehn, Bernice Brown, 
Angelo Cabrera, Amulfo Cedillo, Arthur Cherdack, Frank Chong, 
Darryl Cox. Gloria Crosson, Carlota Del Portillo, Tyra Duncan-Hall, 
Vester Flanagan, Robert Gabriner, Stephanie Galinson, Peter 
Goldstein, Jacquelyn Green, Noah Griffin, Sandra Handler, Stephen 
Herman, Mamie Howe, Rita Jones, James Kendrix, Lawrence Klein, 
Frances Lee, Ronald Lee, Laura S. Light, Paul Lorch, Joanne Low, 
Robert Manlove, Anita Martinez, Jean McTyre, Juanita Pascual, 
Laurie Rose, Dale Shimasaki, Mira Sinco, Frederic Sonenberg, Clara 
Starr, Daniel St. John, Judy Teng, Allene Timar, Bennet Tom, Gary 
Tom, Chui Tsang, William Valiente. and Diana Verdugo. 

Some departments 
begin to merge 

Guardsman File 

By Rommel L. Funcion 

As the day nears when KH Con- 
sulting Group ofTicially makes 
public its final recommendations 
for the "downsizing or possible 
elimination of various academic 
departments," the Business de- 
partment begins its own plans to 
merge with Small Business and 
Office Technology in August. 

Established in 1935, the same 
year the college was founded, the 
Business department at that time 
offered only secretarial and ac- 
counting classes. But, through the 
years, it has expanded currently 
offers 13 courses. 

Arthur Rose, who is current 
head of Office Technology, is de- 
signated to head the three merged 

"I think this is one of the goals 
of the chancellor that departments 
with similar goals and curricu- 
lum would be one group rather 
than separate bodies," Rose said. 

Betty Johnson, current Business 
department chair, agreed saying, 
"It was the chancellor's request 
that the departments meet to agree 
to merge." 

On the other hand. Chancellor 
Evan S. Dobelle said the merger 
materialized because "the faculty 
of these departments voted for 
them to merge." 


Rose plans to merge the support 
staff, retaining one secretary, 
thus saving the college about 
$35,000. However, he said the 
merger will not affect instruc- 
tion. The department expects to 
maintain the courses currently 
being offered, unless the Business 
department's budget is cut. 

"If there's a college-wide de- 
crease and we're asked to cut 
back, there may be some of that 
(courses eliminated) but that's not 
the result of the merger," said 

"One of the things I'd like to 
see is for the department to make 
use of more government funds. 
We do quite a bit of that in the 
Office Technology, but I'd like to 
see more of it for the department 
as a whole," Rose added. 

He cited the Joint Training 
Partnership act as a source of 
grants, adding that he would like 
the department to take advanatge 
of it to supplement what funding 
they already have. 

"We are not going to see a lot of 
changes," said Rose. "We are not 
going to do everything at once. I 
think the department is going to 
look very much like it did this 
year because we need to see what 
things can be changed and how 
WG can improve." 

In some instances. Rose said 
non-credit classes will be convert- 
ed to credit. 

Bruce Hyland, current head of 

Dental assisting is targeted 

Small Business, agreed saying, 
"I think the merger will have 
positive effects. There will be 
students in the mainstream busi- 

KH hit list 

KH Consulting Group pre- 
sented its "Strategic (^ost 
Management Study: Preli- 
minary Draft Report," on 
March 19. In the report it 
targeted credited programs 
that will either be eliminated 
or merged. Following is a 
list of those programs tar- 

Dental Technology 


Graphic Communication 

Diversity Studies: African 

American, Asian American, 

Asian/Chinese, Gay and 

Lesbian, Latin American, 

Philippine, and Women's 


Dental Assisting 


Consumsr Arts and Sciences 
(also non-credit ) 


Labor Studies 
(also non-credit) 

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Ornamental Horticulture 
Theatre Arts 


Library Information 


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March a^-^rilHH 

Brazilian wins awards 

World-trekking photographer with a visioi 


By Marc Clarkson 

Andre Cypriano is a storyteller. 

He speaks softly, and with the 
music of his native Brazil in his 
voice, yet what he tells best is 
through his photography, captur- 
ing the unusual and the univer- 
sal in such places as Nias, Suma- 
tra and Bali, and hopefully soon, 
Devil's Island in Brazil. 

Currently a student at City Col- 
lege, Cypriano began studying 
photography in 1989 here with 
such noted California photogra- 
phers as Polly Steinmetz, Janice 
Giarraco, and Paul Kline. 

In 1992 he was the recipient of 
the Photography department scho- 
larship, and a winner in the 
World Image Awards Student 
Photography Competition. 

A lyrical, surreal quality per- 
meates many of his images. 

Whether it is of a young man 
leaping through space and time 
("jumping stone") in an Indone- 
sian ritual of manhood on Nias, 
or of a young dog dying by man's 
indifference in Bali, his eye can 
be counted on to capture qualities 
that bring the viewer back for 
closer inspection. 

"People see some things that 
look so unreal, but it is so real 
that it makes them want to come 
back again and see it," Cypriano 
says of his work. 


This was true for many people 
who saw his portraits of the 
Balinese dogs at The Fine Arts 
Gallery in Marin recently. Many 
of the portraits exhibited broken 
limbs; the Balinese, an otherwise 
spiritual people, have no regard 
for these animals. 

He can also get this surreal 
effect from architecture as when 
he captured on film the huge 
housing described as "Noah's 
ark in dock" in Nias. Streets are 
lined with these wooden houses 
that interconnect and intercon- 
nect families as they have done 
for hundreds of years. 

Many of Cypriano 's photo- 
graphs also show the beauty of the 
universal, like the portrait of Efi, 
the South Nisan child with sea- 
wood in her hair, standing in the 
surf of Lagundi Bay off the In- 
dian Ocean. 

The Nihans, head-hunters until 
almost the mid-1900's, have re- 
linquished this practice with the 
emerging influences of modern 
society, but have retained some of 
their tradition. These include 
their ceremonial proof of man- 
hood earned by jumping over a 
seven-foot stone column with a 
torch in one hand and a sword in 
the other. 

"They are a very spiritual peo- 
ple," Cypriano says, "and have 
an amazing tradition of story- 
telling, though nobody knows for 
sure the origin of these people." 


Cypriano has gotten inspiration 
from many photographers, in- 
cluding Morrie Camhi, Henri 
Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Saiga- 
do, and Eugene Smith. 

Across the jumping stone' 

Young man leaping 7-foot stone in ceremonial act of prowess. 

Camhi's book "Prison Exper- 
iences" inspires Cypriano. A col- 
lection of portraits inside Vaca- 
ville State Prison by the former 
City College photography instruc- 
tor, it humanizes the otherwise 
bleak reality of inmates" daily 

Shooting "Ilha Grande," or 
"Devil's Island," a prison within 
a tropical paradise that houses 
some of Brazil's most notorious 
criminals, seems a more real- 
istic goal and task for Cypriano 
after viewing Camhi's work. 

"People see somethings 
that look so unreal, but it 
is so real that it makes 
them want to come back 
again and see it." 

It is partly the paradox or the 
incongruity of the prison in a 
tropical paradise that draws Cy- 
priano to this leg of his "assign- 
ment." His venture is also spur- 
red because the prison may soon 
be closed by Brazilan authorities 
who plan to turn the tropical 
paradise into a tourist resort. 

For Cypriano. who has a B.S. in 
Business from a university at Sao 
Paulo, photography is a means for 
a "spiritual quest" where both the 
?ad and the happy can be made to 
'ce "rewarding" to his experience. 

Little Efi body surfs 

Efi in the surf of Lagxindi Bay, off the Indian Ocean- 

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March 24-April 13, 1993 

The GuardBman/9 

Literary Pursuits 

photo by Kelle Jackson 

Poetry corner 

Dettmar and Blue, the foundation of the Pep Boys. 

Fresh poetic talent 

The Pep Boys deliver the "Spoken Word" 

By Jay Dickerson 

Aptly late on a groggy Sunday 
, morning, I sat with the collabora- 
tive spoken word group "The Pep 
Boys" over coffee and toast, dis- 
rcussing the history of poetry in 
|San Francisco. 

The City has long been a focal 
f point of the poetry scene; the walls 
, of any old North Beach cafe attest, 

spattered with yellowing pictures 

of Ginsberg, Kerouac, McClure. 
fand a host of lesser knowns. 

In the fifties and sixties the 
Iscene flourished, as scores of dim, 
Ismokey coffee shops and bars flll- 
pd our city with the murmur and 

roar of gravel-voiced muses and 

convicted minstrels. 

Generations of readings away 
rom the the "Beats," The Pep Boys 
are a collaboration of writers, art- 
Ms, and varying others. Assem- 
fWed initially on a dare, M.I. Blue, 
lank Dittmar, and Mike Fuday, 
omprised the core of the boys; now 
[they are Blue and Dittmar, the 
permanent frame for a revolving 
floor of talented troubadours. 

I bometimes sexy, some-times sub- 
lime, sometimes a rude awaken- 
pg and sometimes a gentle car- 
riage ride, but mostly, The Pep 

poys are individuals in a collec- 

I They're as Jenifer Joseph, occa- 
pional member and booking agent 
for Above Paradise in the Para- 
pse Lounge, said, "the coopera- 
tive, not competitive nature of San 
rancisco's spoken word scene." 

Spoken word 

opoken word" is more ambigu- 
pus than "Beat" poetry. It often de- 
ps description. Often it is like 
narrative prose without much hint 
P rhythm or rhyme. Often it is 
''^"-binding like a good story, 
fid often it is witty or raunchy or 

Their own followiog 

Tonight they play at Slim's, 333 
Eleventh st.. and are sure to pack 
the place. They have their own fol- 

Basing each show on a theme, 
such as "Cheating and Stealing," 
and "Gender" and "Animals," 
no ground rules are laid, but 
many are broken. Each artist goes 
to work, creating and developing 
his own variations on a theme. 

Although the boys usually re- 
hearse together, sometimes a 
member brings fresh material on 
stage unheard to even each other, 
prompting fresh laughs from them 
as well as the audience. 

"The topics spark associations 
with everyone who comes to the 
show," says Dittmar. "With a di- 
vers group performing, we get a 
wide variety of interpretations ev- 
ery time, really challenging ev- 
eryone's initial reaction." 

Self>ez press ion 

Blue adds: "It's self-expression, 
and everyone has the ability to do 
it. We're trying to extend the art to 

"It guarantees new material," 
adds Dittmar. 

The Pep Boys usually begin the 
show with one-liners, such as, 
"Realism is the pruning of trees; 
surrealism is the pruning of life." 


Prose, poetry, and one liners are 
juggled about as the boys try to 
find the right tempo for that 
night's crowd. 

"We really pander to the audi- 
ence," Joseph says with a laugh. 
Blue jumps in with mock ex- 
claimation, "Pimps and whores, 
that's basically what we are." 

The show at Slim's tonight will 
benefit Brainwash, a spacious loft 
on Folsom street in which they al- 
so frequently perform. The boys 
theme for the night will be "Hope 
and Strength." 


The beast swayed and ran with others 

by fires across the wall, 

by men like you and I, 

hide-clad, mushroom induced, chanting; 

and out of a fever rode the beast 

pierced by one man with stick smeared 

with blood. 

The moon rose full, 

men without sleep and women without men, 

the dogs were kept outside. 

What language was spoken between the unspoken 

was little, 

was as the flames that leapt and subsided 

until the heart awoke in a stampede 

down a mountain side 

through a mind that can conceive 

between the smoke and the flame; 

Beast and man are one, 

in union of forms 

like a painting on a cave at Altamira. 

" Tomas Barretto 


Houses crowd 

the mill 

by moonlight, 

fallen scales 

from a green dragon. 

Each attests itself 

more virtuous 

than the last 

by what it has, 


by what 

it doesn't. 


a company town 

dying in leaps 

as it fights 

the currents, 

forgets to seek 

its own level 

as water does 

or spirits. 

We go there 

once a year 

to observe 



by kilowatts 

or concern 

for the environment; 

all that free 


street by street, 

bursting with Santas 

and snowmen, 

an unsullied 

deprivation of light 


houses you can become 

but never own. 

Last April 

the cafe, 

the shopping mall 

burned down 

in an explosion 

of earthquaked gas. 


all over again, 

except the trees 

were spared. 

"Nancy Clark 

Requiem for a potter 

The final months before 
the old man passed - 

It came on proper and long, and 
although he fought for his shell 
like a good tenant, he did not 
rebel against the Way of Things; 
he fought, but was at peace. 

Near the end he slowed 
down, when the air got damp and 
his bones gave protest. His arms 
had worked a mountain of clay; 
breathing life into the mountain, 
the bones he worked into the clay 
were his own. 

The final series was the 
seven urns. One warm afternoon 
he signed the seventh piece and 
walked into the yard to sit by the 
old wood kiln and die, seven 
seals broken. 

The wood fire was his 
favorite, and we loaded the eight 
of them in there that night. That 
was where we gave our testimony, 
drinking and singing and 
crying and stoking the fire two 
days hot. The urns came out 
metallic and magical, wide 
ascention flares from the carbon 
of what was the old man. We 
chose the best one, and put him 

He sits now at the back of 
the stove, saying "here I am, my 
insides finally out and the 
outside finally in." 

' "Ian Kelley 


Express yourself and get printed! 
We are looking for a few men 
and women who can write poems. 
All styles and, within reason, all 
lengths are welcome. So, don't be 
shy. See Marc in Dangalow 209. 

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courtesy of Paramount Pictures 




Gospel is alive and ' 
well at City CoUegf 

Travis Walton ie struck by a mystorious bolt of light. 

Film Review 

Fire in the Sky defies belief 

By David O'Bourke 

Fire In The Sky manages to 
take an exciting and profoundly 
thought provoking event, aiid tri- 
vialize it through 9ub-par writing 
and production, and mediocre 
performances from some other- 
wise decent actors. 

It could have, and really should 
have been a good movie. It is the 
supposedly true story of Travis 
Walton, a young midwest logger 
who, on the evening of November 
5, 1975, wanders unsuspectingly 
toward what appears to be an 
alien spacecrtift hovering over the 
woods in northeastern Arizona. 
When Walton is knocked to the 
ground by a bright beam of light, 
his logging partners, who had 
remained in the truck, take off 
back to town. 

For the next five days, the other 
loggers are suspected of homicide. 
The press converges on Snow- 
flake, Arizona, causing consider- 
able chaos. Then, Walton reap- 
pears, naked and disoriented, 
only to have to deal with re- 
porters, the skeptical police, and 
the fact that his friends had de- 
serted him. 


It sounds like the possibilities 
are endless. Besides the obvious 
backbone of the story, there are 
issues of betrayal, life, the uni- 
verse, and small town life clash- 
ing with the ultimate in futuristic 
rhetoric. However, the movie, just 
lacks the realism that the story 
demands, the very realism that 
the producers are hoping will 
bring crowds into the theatres. 

The movie focuses too much on 
uninteresting aspects of the story, 
such as the failing marriage and 
financial woes of Mike Rogers, 
Walton's best friend and chief 

suspect in the disappearance. Ro- 
bert Patrick, who plays Rogers, 
has lots of lines like, "What are 
you saying? I can't believe what's 
goin' on here!" He spits these 
words as he looks deep into the 
eyes of some fat, unshaven mid- 
western townie. 

Memorable scenes 

Without a doubt, the most ri- 
veting parts of the movie are the 
scenes where Walton experiences 
flashbacks of his time aboard the 
alien spacecraft. However, we 
never find out how or why he was 
released. Cool special effects are 
one thing, but you've got to have 
dialogue that is at least believ- 
able; and I'm talking about the 
scenes with just humans. 

Fire In The Sky reminded me 
of those bad 70's plane crash 
movies where the first 45 minutes 
are spent developing superficial 
relationships between lame char- 
acters, but you sit through it be- 
cause you want to see the plane 
crash in a ball of flame. 

So, if you really want to see 
some aliens and UPOs, don't 
spend seven bucks on Fire In 
The Sky. Stay home on Saturday 
night and watch an episode of 

(A Paramount Pictures film 
starring James Garner, Robert 
Patrick, Peter Berg, Henry 
Thomas, and D.B. Sweeney. 
The film was produced by 
Joe Wizan and Todd Black and 
directed by Robert Lieberman 
from a screenpaly by Tracy 

By Edison Young 

City College's Gospel Choir is a 
multicultural group conducted un- 
der the instruction and direction 
of Professor Charles M. Hudspeth. 
Professor Hudspeth founded the 
choir in 1981 at the suggestion of 
Music Department Chair Made- 
line Mueller, The success of the 
choir has a lot to do with Huds- 
peth's background. Not only is 
he a professor of piano and music 
theory at City College, but he is an 
accomplished professional enter- 
tainer as well. 

Professor Hudspeth received his 
Bachelor of Music degree from 
Oklahoma City University, and 
a Master of Arts degree from San 
Francisco State University. He 
also studied with European Pian- 
ist Valdemir Brenner, Herman 
Vanderkamp, who teaches at S.F. 
State, and James Neilson, a dis- 
tinguished conductor. 

"I love the mixture," says 
Hudspeth, referring to the vast 
range of ethnic backgrounds in 
each of his choirs. He is proud of 
the fact that every choir he has 
conducted for the school has been 
represented by different cultures. 
Preparations underway 
It is traditional for the singing 
class of Music 42 to give a per- 
formance at the end of each 
semester. The current class is 
preparing for its 23rd semester 
concert planned for early May. 

Hudspeth seems to inspire his 
students, teaching them to "learn 
by doing." He conducts his class 
as he does his choiri as a whole. 
His unique teaching style has 
everybody participating in class. 

Hudspeth makes sure that all of 
his choirs learn about the theory 
of gospel music. It is important 
that students understand how 
gospel music developed through 
its historical, modem, and con- 
temporary eras, said Hudspeth. 

The interest the choir is spread 
by word of mouth. In its 12 years 
of existence, the choir has 
averaged 35 to 45 members every 
semester. Many of his students 
who have participated with the 
choir rejoin the following sem- 

"Everybody should take this 
class," says Dara Dixon, a stu- 
dent who is singing again for the 
first time in eight years. Dara 
"absolutely loved" being in the 
class last semester and has de- 
scribed it as being a family that 
supports one another. 

Though this semester's class is 
a collection of all new faces, 

photo by VeoBia Fia 


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Professor Charles M. Hudr, 

Hudspeth looks forward U 
veloping the magic" sll i 
again with his new group. 
Among the best 

As a professional pianist,! 
poser, soloist, and condutW 
has appeared in perfonsu 
with Aretha Franklin, Mib 
Jackson, and James Clerat 
at The Apollo in New Yoft' 
Howard Theater in Wastui? 
and the San Francisn ' 
Memorial Opera House. 

Success has also followeic 
former choir members aftOj 
departure. For exanipM 
Disciples of Prayer," 
grew out of the college eh*.' 
performs throughout theBV' 
and is in the process of eulP 
gospel record. 

Cindy Herron, of the h«' 
sexy pop group En Vogi* 
another former choir oK 
who is enjoying success. 

Aside from the coneerji 
sented at the end of em> 
ester, the choir has a'^ 
formed at many functionjW 
school in the past, and wij^' 
towards a plan for the ts- 
begin touring in the future. 

The most memorable P 
mance in the choir's hisWfJ' 
place in 1985 at Davies ■ 
phony Hall during Jo'T 
Day, the college's 50th <J^ 
sary celebration, says Hu*i 
At that time, the choir fes^ 
voices, 50 singers from ^ 
and another 30 singe" 
former classes. 

However, Hudspeth note- 
considers every perfomiBnf 
big in its own special m- 


Campus Clubhouse News 

The Campus Theatre Arts Club of 
has been officially recognized as 
a City College club. The Theatre 
Arts Club (TAG), under faculty 
sponsor Donald Cate will in- 
crease the group's strength and 
longevity. Cate will provide the 
format for the workings of a well 
guided Theatre Arts Club. Stu- 
dents are encouraged to partici- 
pate in the TAC by signing-up on 
the theatre billboard in Bungalow 
215. The club offers extended in- 

formation on the theatre i 
ious activities 

Native American Cluh m^ 
Thursday's from 2-3 P"' 
male Hall. Room 528- "^ 
interested in joining P',. 
a message for Tia G""" 
the club's meeting room- 

April 4 „s^ 

Mexican folk smger/'^'y 
lomares performes m " ,, 
concert. 7:30 P-^n-'A 
3105 Shattuck Ave., Ber*- 


^ovie Review 

Sandlot is a comedy 
that is hilarious 
and endearing 

By Susan Pearman 

A wonderful and brand new 
film for people of all ages is 
Twentieth Century Fox's The 
Sandlot, in association with Is- 
land World and director-screen- 
writer David Mickey Evans. 
Robert Gunter and David Mickey 
Evans wrote the script and David 
Mickey Evans directed it. 

The talented and young stars 
are Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Pat- 
rick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, 
Marty York, Brandon Adams, 
Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, 
Victor di Mattia and Denis 
Leary, with Karen Allen and 
James Earl Jones. The film is 
produced by Dale de la Torre and 
William S. Gilmore, and the 
executive producers are Mark 
Burg, Chris Summers and Cath- 
leen Summers. 

One summer a boy and his 
mother and step-father arrive in a 
new town. Scotty doesn't know 
anyone and is used to being a 
straight "A" student, with an oc- 
casional "B" ("B+" really). His 
mother wants him to make new 
friends, even if he could become 
just a little bit bad in so doing. 
Naughty, bad. 

This is 1962 and a buncha wild 
fellas, ages nine through thirteen 
reluctantly befriend him, because 
they need a ninth player for their 
summer "Sandlot" baseball team. 
They make desperate fun of him 
'cause he's so slow outdoors in 
running, in hitting the baseball 
and in CATCHING it! 
After plenty of heckling and 
compassionate assistance from 
one of the more seasoned and 
older players, he becomes a val- 
ued member of the eight-boy sand- 
lot team, now nine-boy. 

For amusement, these gorgeous 
nine guys flirt with the blond 
lifeguard at the local pool, where 
they cool off and make mischief. 
She occasionally blows them a 
kiss and rightfully throws them 
out of the pool area, when they 
play a wicked prank on her. To- 
tally nuts and extremely charm- 

The GuardBinaii/11 

courtesy of Landmark Enttrtainmeni Group 

Avery sings the blues 

photo by Jeanette Howard 

A VisualExtravaganza (Beyond 
The Mind's Eye) 

By Chris Turner 

"Beyond The Mind's Eye," is 
45 minutes of dazzling technical 
computer animation that will 
make even the most jaded anima- 
tion fan stop and say, "Whoa!" 

The video is divided into 11 
separate segments bound together 
only by a very new ageish score 
which is the only sound on this 
visual extravaganza by veteran 
composer Jan Hammer. 

Exceptional segments include, 
courtesy of Miramax 

Lumi Cavazos in her role as Tita in Like Water For Chocolate 

Hot Chocolate is 
worthy of 10 Ariels 

Student Gwen Avory recently 
performed at City College. 


By Susan Pearman 

Like Water for Hot Choco- 
late is an exciting film by Al- 
fonso Arau, produced by Mira- 
max Films. It has won many 
awards in Mexico, Tokyo, Toron- 

These squirts face a very scary 
dog, who has been chained and 
locked up next to their sandlot, 
behind shields and fences. He 
devours butcher's portions of meat 
and bones and all their wayward 
outfield baseballs, which go over 
the fence. 

Puppy love 
I won't spoil the secret of why 
they try to get over the fence for 
the baseball, why Scotty is in deep 
trouble or who the lovely person 
they meet is, who sets things right 
for ail. I will tell you that 
Hercules the dog falls in love 
with all nine dare-devils and he 
wears a special green and white 
shirt when he becomes mascot of 
their team. 

All actors were required to put 
in a number of hours of class- 
work and homework between 
scenes and innings. All nine 
improved baseball skills and im- 
proved their swings and throws 
and were shaped into charming 

It's a film about bonding, about 
youth and about learning. I felt 
sad leaving the theatre, waiting 
for another outrageous escapade! 

to, Prance, Spain, and was Best 
Foreign Language Film Nomi- 

In Mexico, hot chocolate is 
made with water, not milk. To 
prepare the drink, one brings the 
water to a boils and then adds the 
cocoa. When someone becomes 
extremely agitated, it is said they 
are "like water for chocolate." 
This expression is also synony- 
mous with being "hot" 

The story is about a lot of wo- 
men (very much like Pederico 
Garcia Lorca's stories) steeped in 
family traditions for many gen- 
erations. There is a matriarch, 
tyrannical widowed mother, who 
runs the family ranch with a 
fierce hand, surrounded by her 
loyal servants, neighbors and 
three daughters. 

There are traditions about ma- 
gical dishes and cooking recipes, 
romances and home remedies, 
which arouse feelings and tem- 
peraments. There are traditions 
about marriage. Conflict and 
confusion about forbidden loves 
causes only problems. 

The hacienda reels with health 
problems. There are punishments 
for tampering with traditions. 
Better to live with unconsum- 
mated passion and unspoken 
electricity, under restrictive rule. 
Many stories 

In 1910 the de la Garza ranch 
tells many stories of heated pas- 
sion, ailments, revolution and 

"Theater Of Magic," which be- 
gins with a spiralling journey 
through an ever-changing man- 
sion that finally reveals an 
amazing, geometrically perfect 
wonderland that twists and un- 
folds into a vast array of syn- 
chronized images too numerous to 

Also notable was "Afternoon 
Adventure" (my personal favor- 
ite), which smoothly merges real 
footage of a forest with animation 
that gives the viewer a clear idea 
of just how fine an art this kind 
of animation can be. 

The closing segment, "Voyage 
Home," is also visually pleasing, 
its pace is slower than the mostly 
frantic 40 minutes that precede it. 
It is also emotionally satisfying 
because it winds the viewer down 
rather than just cutting him/her 
off in mid-chaos. 

Great graphics 

If you like high-tech computer 
graphics, or are an animation 
fan (or even a special effects lo- 
ver in general) just for its own 
merit, this is the tape for you! 
The changes are quick and seam- 
less, the detail vivid and the 
images varied beyond compre- 
hension (on two sittings, at least) 
and the whole video flows with the 
crystal clarity of listening to a 
Bach concerto on a really good 
CD player. 

At the same time, this video 
offers nothing to connoisseurs of 
storylines and plot. This is a ce- 
lebration of the visual, and for 
story-lovers, well, the day will 

survival among all the women 
and their men and the following 
generation, after the revolution. 

The first novel was written by 
Laura Esquivel, an established 
Mexican screenwriter. Her book 
has been translated into eleven 
languages and published in more 
than twenty countries. 

It's a savory and satisfying 
tale, funny, raunchy, sensual 
and romantic. It was brought to 
the screen by Alfonso Arau anmd 
it has been the winn3r of 18 major 
international awards and has 
been selected as Mexico's official 
entry for the 1992 "Best Foreign 
Language Film" Oscar. 

It was a time of great change 
with new values. The overthrow- 
ing of old traditions, yet a love of 
tradition. Ancestral wisdom, in 
a new world. Rituals and cere- 
monies, that lift the human condi- 
tion. Part of the intuitive, spiri- 
tual, passionate world. Magic re- 
alism. "Lo real maravillos." 
Living in a different dimensions 
of time. Otherworldly. Life with 
love. Food with love. 

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State University system alleging 
discrimination in athletic funding 

CCSF'e AUison Smith and Cabrillo's Yili Cheng chat before their match 

Lady Rams win match easily 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

City College handily won the 
March 9th match with Cabrillo 6-2. 

City College had the team match 
decided before doubles play started 
due to a surprise come-back win 
from someone who mainly plays 

Allison Smith overcame Cab- 
rillo's Yili Cheng 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. 
Carina Perea won her match with 
Cabrillo's Carrie Arthur 7-5, 6-0. 

In other matches, Caroline 
Novak bested Cabrillo's Laura 

Rodden 6-1. 6-3. Detria Levine beat 
Cabrillo's Judy Schellentraeger 6- 
3, 6-4. Cabrillo's Brie Nystrom de- 
feated City College's Alice Pung 
6-4, 6-4. Annie Tang won her 
match with Cabrillo's Stephanie 
Bower 7-6. 6-0. 

In doubles play, Caroline Novak 
and Alice Fung lost their match 
while Allison Smith and Annie 
Tang won their match. Detria 
Levine and Carina Perea's match 
was left unfinished because of 
darkness and the team match 
having already been decided. 

Attention Students! 

Fee Hike Protest 

April 2 

1:00 p.m. 

State Building 

Civic Center 

Defend Your 

For more information, 
call 239-3108 

By Maciej Glodek 

The National Organization for 
Women (NOW) has filed a law- 
suit against the California State 
University system claiming that 
"instead of making progress to- 
ward providing equal opportuni- 
ties to women athletes, [Cal State] 
has regressed from gender equi- 

Women "are entitled to have 
equal opportunities in sports pro- 
grams that are created with use of 
public funds," said the lawsuit. 

But does the situation exist at 
City College? Does the college pro- 
vide equal opportunities for men 
and women athletes'? 

City College's Physical Educa- 
tion department CPE) is composed 
of the South Gym which houses 
male athletes, and the North Gym 
where women athletes are train- 
ed. In school year 1992-93, the P.E. 
department received 1.8 percent of 
the college's total budget and of- 
fered 280 classes in 50 main sub- 

The women's North Gym recei- 
ved sin percent more funding 
than did the men's South Gym. A 
year ago the funding gap was 

four percent, but two years^ 
difference was only one wl 
So, the difference in M 
would suggest that the Norli| 
is getting more and mortll 
ing as time passes. 


However, the discrepant) 
fleets the slight differencti 
rollment. At City College 
are four percent fewer mu; 
women taking P.E. courses 

The overall financisi sitg 
in the P.E. department is (bi 
optimistic. Budget cuts fe 
limit already scarce fimii 
physical education. 

"We are not getting m 
money from current prograa 
we have only two choices: ft 
ate some of them or gob 
community and beg for nw 
keep the programs nai 
said Brad Duggan, Sootli 
department chair. 

According to Ken Grace, V 
Gym department chair, he b 
concerned about funding n 
the supply budget. He siiit 
gyms feel the budget cruai 
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CCSPb Heniy Hong concentrating on his return 

Rams come from behind 
make match exciting 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

of I 


City College men's tennis team 
defeated San Joaquin Delta 6-3 on 
March 11 on a pair of come-from- 
behind wins in singles play and 
one come-from-behind win in the 

Ricardo Andrade won his 
match with Delta's Mike Wil- 
liams in three sets, 3-6,6-3, 6-3. 

Barron Lipscomb also needed 
three sets to win his match with 
Delta's James Vu, 2-6, 7-5. 6-2. 

The doubles team of Ricardo 
Andrade and Henry Hong lost 
their first set 1-6 to Delta's Mike 
Williams and Andr6 LaMont-Lee 

men won tnenexi.'-''""^ ^^ 
In the other singles"^, ^^^ 
Terry Cameron defeaw" j,g 
Andr6 LaMont-Lee m > , on. 
sets. 6-3, 6-0. Henry n'r tai 
his match with De'wsj ^^^ 
Davis. 6-4. 6-1. Trieu D«JJ Ch 
to Delta's Mark Hinojos^. ^ Qg 
Raymond Chau lost " the 
Eric Mackenroth. 4-6. i-'^.j Ta 
In the other t«o " Pei 
matches. Terry Caatv^- ^j^ 
Trieu Duong lost t% pie 
Darren Davis and J^.'^^Jji Ta 
4-6 while Barron LiP**: - thr 
Raymond Chau won j^^,^ )^y 
with Delta's £>■'<= "'a 
and Mark Hinojosa, e-i- 


[arch 24-ApriI 13, 1993 

The Guardsman/13 

photo by Deborah SimonB 

Judo instuctor coaches excellence 

icky ScoUni swings 

a Coach Coni Staff yella advice and Rita Garza heads home 

disappointing season so far for Rams 

(y Adam Weiler 

City College women's softball 
earn were beaten badly in a 
lame against last year's cham- 
lions. College of San Mateo, 
iarch 11, at City College. The fi- 
lal score was a depressing 23-3. 

According to Coach Coni Staff, 
t wasn't as bad as it seemed, 
We had set goals before the 
[anie and managed to accom- 
(lish a good majority of them." 
?or example, the team wanted to 
icore a minimum of two runs 
ind five hits. The team did have 
light errors on the day, which 
tccounted for some of the 23 runs 
icored off them. Coach Staff did 
lav that the team seems to be 
hitting the ball well." 

So far this season the team has- 
n't won a game yet, but they are 
improving as a team. Coach Staff 
said "The team has been improv- 
ing individually and as a team 
despite what the score might be, 
it's going to be a challenging 
year." Coach Staff is shooting for 
anywhere between four and six 
conference wins this year. 

Players to watch out for this 
year are Sheika Langford, who is 
hitting the most consistently on 
the team and her play in the field 
is coming along. One of the 
returning players from last 
year's team is Vicky Scolini. 
According to Coach Staff she has 
the experience and is a real 

lams outpace others Rams shine at meet 

By Adam Weiler 

The men's and women's track 
«am dominated the events at 
)Vest Valley. City College men's 
fbtY team managed to take an 
incredible four first places, while 
ihe women took two first places, a 
lecond and a third on March 6th 
ii West Valley College in San 

Coach Doug Owyang was 
Jleased with the events of the day. 
especially in winning the 4xl00m 
relay (Estevan Goldsmith, Matt 
Finnie, Mike Sanders, Tyrone 
Stewart) with a time of 41.6 
leconds, and the 4x400m relay 
[Jeff Speech, Matt Finnie, Marco 
Pitts. Tyrone Stewart) with a time 
of 3;18.3. Estevan Goldsmith also 
Bnished third in the 100m, with a 
time of 10.7 seconds, .72 seconds 
better them last week's time. 

The men's team also took the 
Sprint Medley (Matt Finnie, 
Tyrone Stewart, Jason Murry, 
*avid Sandles) with a time of 
i:29.9, and the Distance Medley 
Marco Pitts, Jeff Speech, David 
Sandles, Jack Marden) with a 
ime of 10:22.4. Coach Owyang 
vas particularly impressed with 
ine performance of Tyrone 
ttewart, who ran on three 
rinning relays and anchored two 

for the women. Coach Ken 
ace said that "all the women 
n well and did their job, it was 
if we wrote the script." They 
ce again did well in the dis- 
■ance running, winning the 
4K400m relay (Darlene Green, BZ 
Churchman, Lisa Lopez, Taunika 
Ogans) with a time of 4:17.6, and 
the Distance Medley (Lisa Lopez, 
Taunika Ogans, Honor 
Fetherston, Joan Ottaway) with a 
time of 12:51.3. Coach Grace was 
phased with the performance of 

Taunika Ogans, who ran well in 
the 400m event, the distance med- 
ley, and the relay. 

By Adam Weiler 

City College men's and 
women's track team outshone the 
other teams at the Beaver Relays 
at American River College on 
Saturday, March 13. The meet 
began with the women breaking 
the school record in the 4 x iSOOm, 
and the men taking the second 
fastest time in Northern Cali- 
fornia this year in the 4 x 100m 

The women had a great day 
taking the 4 x 800m relay (Judy 
Ace, BZ Churchman, Honor Feth- 
erston, & Lisa Lopez) in a time of 
9:45.9 and the Distance Medley 
(BZ Churchman, Darlene Green, 
Honor Fetherston, & Lisa Lopez) 
in a time of 12:33.8. The 4 x 1600m 
relay team was headed by Kelly 
Griffith, Liz Villavicencio. Sus- 
ana Moran, and BZ Churchman, 
and came in with a record-setting 
time of 23:04 seconds. The wo- 
men's 4 X 100m team, Athena 
Harven, Shambala Ferguson, 
Jeanette Driskell and anchor 
Darlene Green, Athlete of the 
Week, managed to take third 
with a time of 53.2 seconds. Coach 
Grace said. "The team is really 
coming around, and we have four 
more runners coming back from 
injury that should make us solid 
all the way across the board." 

The men's team began the meet 
with a victory in the 4 x 100m re- 
lay (Estevan Goldsmith, Matt 
Finnie, Mike Sanders, & Tyrone 
Stewart) with a time of 41.43 sec- 
onds. The 4 X 200m relay (Este- 
van Goldsmith, Matt Finnie, 
Mike Sanders and Tyrone Stew- 
art) went down to the wire with 
Sacramento City College, but the 
men pulled it out in a time of 
1:26.7. Moe Benson was a bit of a 
surprise vrith his 6th place finish 
in the shot-put out of 40 throwers. 
Matt Finnie was named Athlete 
of the Week for the men. 

By Matt Leonardo 

When City College recently 
geared up to host the 32nd Na- 
tional Collegiate Judo Associa- 
tions Championships in the South 
gym on March 20th, City Col- 
lege's judo instructor Mitchell 
Palacio was looking out on the 
fruits of his labor after develop- 
ing the college's judo program to 
a level where they can host an 
event with around 150 players at 
the national and international 

"We've got a lot of good players 
and coaches, former world class 
players themselves," said Pala- 
cio, "You have a couple that com- 
peted in the Olympics, a couple of 
former world champions. Now 
that's what's impressive." 

Any junior college would be 
lucky to have a coach at Palacio's 
level. Palacio got his start in judo 
at the age of four, and by the age 
of ten he was competing on the 
national level. He continued to 
compete in judo until he retired 
in '84 afler being chosen as an al- 
ternate for the U.S. Olympic team. 

"My father taught judo so i had 
no choice. I've been lucky that 
since the age of ten I've been fly- 
ing all over to compete," said 
Palacio, "I retired and concen- 
trated on professional educational 
development. In '88 I decided to 
come back into the international 
judo scene and I stepped into 

Olympic connection 

Palacio then coached U.S. teams 
in international competitions in 
Europe, Asia, and South America. 

As a coach, he developed to the 
point where he now works with 
the U.S. Olympic Committee de- 
veloping training techniques. He 
is a force in bringing the U.S. 
team to the same level as the 
Europeans by spreading his 
knowledge oT sports science, deal- 
ing with the athlete as a whole 
individual, physically, nutrition- 
ally and psych oldgically. 

"The Olympic Committee pays 
me to fly around the country to 
give clinics. Instead of just de- 
monstrating how to use the tech- 
niques I teach them how to teach it 
to their students. I work a lot with 
the sports science people develop- 
ing training techniques. By tra- 
velling around the world work- 
ing with athletes I learned that we 
need to educate coaches in sports 
science," said Palacio. 

"If you left one component out 
that was where they were weak. 
What we're implementing now is 
what the Europeans started 15 
years ago. It's coming now be- 
cause we are educating the coach- 
es now," 

City College's judo program has 
a 20-year history, starting in the 
early 70's with Brad Duggan, who 
was the sole instructor, and the 
teacher of our current instructor 
Palacio. During the time when 
the Asian martial arts were not 
so well known in America, the 
program spent some years in the 
closet. The situation had begun to 
change for the martial arts in 
America in the late 70's when 
Palacio came back to City College 
as an instructor. 
(To be continued next issue.) 

In the throwers relay, a special 
event for shot-put. discus and jav- 
elin athletes, the women's team 
(Gigi Hurley, Stacey Dawson, 
Jeanette Driskell and Mehara 
Walker) won in 59.1 seconds 
and the men's team (Cornell 
Doss, Eric Gray, Freddy Fowler 

and Moe Benson) were second in 
49.1 seconds. 

Coach Sean Laughlin said that 
"the team really proved that 
they're NorCal contenders this 
week, they showed great compe- 

Men's Baseball Schedule 

Thursday, March 25, Diablo Valley at CCSF 2:30pm 

Tuesday, March 30, West Valley at CCSF 2:30pm 

Thursday, April 1, San Jose at San Jose 2:30pm 

Saturday, April 3. San Mateo at CCSF 11am 

Monday, April 5. Diablo Valley at Diablo Valley 2:30pm 

Tuesday. April 13, Delta at CCSF 2:30pm 

Women's Softball Schedule 

Thursday, March 25, Laney College at Laney 3pm 

Friday, March 26, Diablo Valley College at CCSF 2pm 

Tuesday, March 30, San Jose Comm. College at CCSF 3pm 

Thursday, April 1, Chabot College at Chabot 3pm 

Friday, April 2. College of San Mateo at CSM 3pm 

Men's Tennis Schedule 

Thursday, March 25, Diablo Valley at CCSF 2pm 

Friday, March 26, Napa College at Napa 2pm 

Monday, March 29, Notre Dame at CCSF 2pm 

Thursday. April 1, San Joaquin Delta at Stockton 2pm 

Women's Tennis Schedule 

Thursday. March 25. Diablo Valley College at Pleasant Hill 2pm 

Thursday, April 1, San Joaquin Delta College at CCSF 2pm 

Tuesday, April 13, Sacramento City College at CCSF 2pm 

Men's/Women's Track & Field Schedule 

Friday, March 26, San Jose, Chabot at Chabot. Hayward 2:30pm 

Saturday. April 3, Fresno Relays at Fresno 9ara 

Thursday, April 8, Msry Relays at Santa Rosa 2:30pm 

Saturday, April 10, Bruce Jenner Classic at San Jose 10am 

Men's Volleyball Schedule 

Wednesday. March 24. Foothill College at Foothill 7pm 

Friday. March 26, Ohlone College at CCSF 7pm 

Sunday, March 28. Menlo College at Menlo 2pm 

Wednesday, March 31. West Valley College at CCSF 7pm 

Friday, April 2, Los Medanos College at Los Medanos 7pm 

Wednesday, April 7, De Anza College at CCSF 7pm (to be changed) 

Wednesday, April 14, American River College at CCSF 7pm 

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March 24.Apraui 


by Ian Eelley "He who choose to lead, must follow." 

-some withered hippie 

In my last column I wrote at length about leadership, and 
the responsibility on the part of our leaders to lead, and not to wait 
for "public opinion" to determine a course of action. I have come 
to reahze that this is only half of the picture. I have won and lost 
several political battles, all hard fought enough to leave me with a 
cynical taste in my mouth about the ability of "the public" to make 
good decisions about their own welfare. This cynicism, it has 
been pointed out, has left me with a very top-down vision of effec- 
tive leadership. I have thrown out the concensus baby with the 
democratic bathwater. 

So, having stared down the barrel of my own cynicism, I 
come away revealed and informed -- 

Empowerment is one of the chief duties of any decent 
leader. This is the logical extension of the kindergarten rule: 
don't bring any if you don't have enough to share with everyone. 
Realizing that most people are too poorly informed to make 
sound political decisions is a far cry from believing that most peo- 
ple are incapable of making sound political decisions. The 
latter is just hopeless, while the former gives u's a mandate, a di- 
rection. Leaders are entrusted with the task of bringing to us the 
information that we need to decide what systems and ideas work 
best for our communities, for our lives. If the head of a country or 
a state or a school or whatever is not pumping us full of 
information, how can they expect us to make "informed" choices? 

Alas all too many "leaders" don't want us to make 
informed choices, because it means we wouldn't choose them. 

Is this a veiled attack on the Governor, the Associated Stu- 
dents, and KH Consulting? No. I think that they are all, of 
course, guilty of not working hard enough to inform their re- 
spective communities about the issues at hand; however, I am wil- 
ling to accept the idea that they themselves are poorly informed, 
and leveraged into serving interests other than those of their con- 
stituentcy. It is easy to become a part of this mad cycle, where co- 
vetousness is high and information is low -■ yet this is a time not 
for finger pointing but for ideas and action, and I am down with 
anyone whose interest is in bringing the power to the people, to 
use an old phrase. And power means information, and infor- 
mation means talking about what is really happening. 

So here is a page full of happenings, neither the beginning 
nor the end. Use it. Get further involved in your own life, and 
you will have more life to be involved in.. Write someone a letter 
telling them what you think, expand your head and your circle 
until you have the space and the slack that you deserve. Then go 
out and do it for someone else. Congratulations, you're a leader. 


Pete Wilson's Budget from Hell 

The Governor ia on record as having some bizarre and 
nasty ideas about the reality of public education in California: 

-On January 9, Governor Wilson was quoted as saying 
"The education they (California public education students) are 
getting would be regarded as an enormous bargain in any other 
state." -SF Chronicle, 1/9/93 

Governor Wilson was a college student many years ago, at 
Yale University in Connecticut. Statements like the one above 
betray the Governor's ignorance of the experience of CaHfomia 
public education today. In fact, as reported in the SP Chronicle on 
December 13 of last year, when living expenses are figured into 
the equation, the UC system is the SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE 
UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY. Are we far behind? The 
point is, Wilson's skewed view of our "bargain" education has 
birthed a budget proposal that would shred public education in 
California. Some highlights: 

-The UC. CSU, and community college budget will be cut 
by 400 million dollars. 

-Tuition here at City College will rise to $30 per unit 
starting next semester. 

-To make up for lost revenue, teachers will be fired, 
classes cut, and entire departments will be "downsized" or 
eliminated. (A list of departments on the chopping block appears 
in the sidebar of page one. See anything familiar? This is about 
You, pinkie.) 

Whole W Access 


Save your education without hardly trying. After all the hywe 
thunder, here are things that you can do to keep California Pe!; 
Education happening: 

1) Target the Legislature -- This continues to be the* 
real world political action we can take. These people are rtfr 
sentatives, they do what we tell them. So tell them! 

Tell them that you are a City College student concerned thatt 

Governor's budget will harm public education. 

Tell them that if the half cent sales tax were continued, tfe 

would be plenty of money to offset the budget shortfall. 

Tell them that you will be watching to see how they vote on thebi 

get. Tell them that you vote. 

Thank them for their time. This counts. 


Go to the Associated Students office in the Student Union. Ti 
will tell you which Legislators need to be targeted and they wilii 
you make the call free, on the spot. Activism has never te 
easier, nor more important. 

2) Get informed ~ Our school motto is "The truth shfllli 
you free". Dig it. Read City Currents, the administrative nn 
letter; you can get a copy from the information desk in C«j 
Hall. City Currents lists the dates and times of important m 
ings, as well as the inside info on what the administratin 
planning. Educate yourself about California government ■- 1« 
the issues, learn the players. Go to meetings of the Bowdi 
Trustees if you can stomach two hours of Parliamentary ^ 
cedure. Come to The Guardsman's office if you're stud: 
where to go to get informed. You'll get pointed in the j4 

3) Get involved -- The California Student Association 
Community Colleges is a network of students banding tog«i 
to fight the fee hikes. They are planning a 


downtown, at 1:00 on Friday, April 2. What better way to -^ 
Spring Break? City College CALSACC organizing is happ 
at the Associated Student's office, go there for info. Better =: 
contact Doug Morrow at (213) 654- 4009. He is high up the^ 
and can give you the straight dope on what's being done, *to 
not being done, and what you can do, 


There will be a March on Sacramento beginning' 
Berkeley at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2. The 92 mile" 
will culminate in a rally on the steps of the Capitol at 1:00' 
Monday, April 5. A long march is both a good publicity V 
and a chance to meet and organize with other active student* f" 
our region, to say nothing of being an effective way to breal' 
your Doc Martens once and for ail. This event is being' 
ordinated from San Francisco State University, with whoB' 
share a common opponent in the budget wars. For informli'' 
call Mark Salinas at 338-2324 or Maxwell Leung at 338-!^ 
Or show up at Sproul Plaza, Berkeley on the morning oft" 
event. Bring sleeping bag and money for food and for gosh t^ 
a change of socks... 

4) Watch this space!!! - The Guardsman has been on it 
issue for a while. Come to B-209 to get back issues and catch op' 
what has been happening. This column will continue to pr^ 
names, numbers, and resources for activism.. .if you kw'' 
events or organizations that need public attention, this is a pl«* 
plug in. As always, you can write to the 

Opinions Editor The Guardsman, B-209 or call 239-34<8J' 
Anything you send will receive personal attention, and be tv^ 
through the right channels... 

"The biggest mistake is to do nothing 

because you think that you can only 

do a very little." 

Defenders of the budget say that cuts have to conie'^ 
somewhere. This is because the state will have less money" 
year than last year. Why? Simple. 

-Under the proposed budget, a new tax credit will be ^ 
place to allow Big Businesses to deduct last year's 'losses J* 
their income tax. This will cost about $300 million this J* 
Less tax on Big Business means higher tuition for us. SimpJ^ 
-There is a one half cent sales tax in place, to f^na WJ 
education. Wilson wants to eliminate this tax. If the Uxjj 
continued, the state would receive 1.5 billion dollars next J* 

It seems Uke the Governor is making some bad p'a" 
decisions. This will be a lot more clear next semester whe^ 
class you need to graduate is not being offered... The Govern'^ 
surrounded by people whose interests are hostile to our ovffl. 

he will not be our advocate. His budget, however, must v 
proved by the State Legislature, who will debate the ranO^'Z 
June 1st The Legislature has a much better history of a^^*?* 
on behalf of student needs than does the Governor. '*" s""?!!^ 
dents voice the opinion to the Legislature that the proposed <y\ 
is unacceptable, then the Governor will be forced to revi- 
Otherwise, the Legislature will pass the budget and we vn" 
big problems come September. It's pretty much that simple- 

March 24-April 13, 1993 

The Guardsman/is 


Dear Editor, 

to the Editor 

I spent International 
Women's Day in Sacramento 
protesting Governor Wilson's pro- 
posed program cuts, faculty cuts, 
and tuition increases. On the 
flyer for the protest it said "join 
thousands of students from all 
over the state to defend education." 
In truth, there were maybe 500 
students in Sacramento defending 
the educational rights of the 
millions of students who attend 
schools in California. 

San Francisco State had 
three tour buses ready to take 
students to Sacramento and only 
one bus was full. There were about 
10 people on the second bus and the 
third bus was sent away. Although 
City College was well represented 
(30 to 50 students), there was a poor 
turnout overall. I realize that 
many students have other obli- 
gations, are struggling with heavy 
class loads and multiple jobs, 
many students can't participate 
due to lack of affordable childcare; 
ironically, these are the very is- 
sues that need defending. 

There is at present a CALL 
TO ACTION to defend affordable, 
diversified education in Califor- 
nia. This is important not only for 
those of us in school now, but also 
for our children and future gen- 
erations; for our faculty and staff"; 
for African American Studies, for 
Women's Studies, for Latin Stu- 
dies, for the ESL program and for 
all the departments targeted for 
reduction. Granted, a protest won't 
change our educational condition 
overnight, but it is an excellent 
opportunity to get together and talk 
with other concerned students, to 
hear informative speakers, and to 
gain new insight into the sit- 

So please remember, it is 
not bad or wrong or illegal to 
protest. TO PROTEST IS PAT- 
RIOTIC. Attending an action 
shows solidarity with students 
statewide, nationwide, and world- 
wide. We as students have an ob- 
ligation to our community to de- 
fend what we have that is working 
and to change and improve those 
areas that need help. 

-'Susan Carny 

All tetters should be signed and 
addressed to the Opinions Editor, 
The Guardsman, in Bungalow 209. 
The Guardsman reserves the right 
to edit for style and grammar. 

At the Friday. March 19 meeting with KH Consulting. 

the question arose as to why more than half of the Asso- 

■ciated Student funds were targeted to be turned over lo the 

Administration. KH replied that the student funds were a 

"Cash Cow" that needed to be "sacrificed". Moo. 

-Matthew J. Flecklin 


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by Asher Miller 

Last month, when Superintendant of Public Instruction 
Bill Honig was convicted of four counts of violating the state 
conflict of interest statute, he was immediately stripped of his post. 
Inevitably, serious controversy has erupted over his proposed 

Honig was probably the only one powerful enough to stand 
in the way of Gov, Pete Wilson's proposed cuts in education. 
Since Gov. Wilson is the one selecting Honig's replacement (sub- 
ject to confirmation by the state legislature), he is free to select a 
candidate who will look the other way as he writes up his new bud- 
get proposal this spring. 

Enter Marian Bergeson, a 67-year-old Republican state 
senator from Orange County, -Gov. Wilson's appointee for Super- 
intendant of Public Instruction. 

Bergeson started out as a kindergarten teacher, eventually 
moving on to the Newport Beach school board. She was a member 
of the Assembly for six years before ascending to the State Senate 
in 1984- She is a shrewd lobbyist who, according to some of her 
collegues on the Senate floor, has an annoying habit of answering 
difficult questions with a smug grin and a change of subject. She 
has four grown children and four grandchildren, 

Bergeson is a principled lady, with deep convictions and a 
high moral code. She is a devout Mormon, who refused to temper 
her pro-life, doctors-as-criminals stand on abortion during her 
1990 bid for Lt. Governor, even though it probably cost her the elec- 
tion. She was one of four members of the state legislature to vote 
against divesting state pension funds from holdings in South Af- 
rica, arguing that the move was "economically unfeasible." And 
she voted against the Clean Air Act, concerned about the undue 
burden it would levy upon her fi-iends in Big Business. However, 
she insists, "I support the concept of clean air." 

That's nice; i support the concept of cotton shorts. 

We can all plainly see the consequences of the past twenty 
years of attrition and cuts in our state's public eduation funding -- 
lower test scores, increased dropout rates, crumbling facilities 
and reduced expectations -- as we lose more and more ground to 
overseas competitors. We need bold leadership and single-mind- 
ed devotion. Is Marian Bergeson really up to the challenge? 

Frankly, I would be leery of putting her in charge of a kin- 
dergarten class, much less the Department of Education ■• es- 
pecially at a time when the department is in serious need of new 
and daring thinking. I have serious doubts about her drive, her 
motivation. She has little desire to fight for education funding; in 
fact, she voted against Proposition 98, the 1988 voter-approved 
initiative guaranteeing 40% of the state budget to go to education 
funding. And she supported Gov. Wilson's $2.2 billion hacking 
of the state's education budget last year. "I think the Governor 
certainly has shown a strong commitment to education," she says. 

And Bergeson, like every current member of the Governor- 
appointed Board of Education, is a Bible nut: a creationist who be- 
lieves that the universe was created "in the last 300,000 years," 

who thinks that evolution "is a theory and should be taught as a 
theory." She is a dinosaur; she doesn't even believe in the very 
foundation of the science curriculum with which she would be en- 
trusted. How can we put this woman in charge of a school system 
that should be priming itself for the 21st Century? 

Bergeson also wants to limit bilingual education to two 
years, despite a 1991 U.S. Department of Education study recom- 
mending at least five years" bilingual education to non-native 
students. This policy would deny millions of non-English speak- 
ing students a right to equal footing in the classroom. Clearly, 
Marian Bergeson is completely out of touch with the respon- 
sibilities of her appointed office. 

State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown sees Bergeson as 
"clearly... adverse to the interests of public education." He con- 
tends - rightfully so - that a Democrat deserves the job, since the 
voters selected a Democrat in the first place. 

On the other hand Wilson, seeking to install a rubber- 
stamp crony, is angered by Brown's "partisan politics," believing 
that the job of Superintendant "should go to the most qualified can- 
didate, regardless of party affiliation." But Wilson has chosen 
somebody who - except for a brief photo-op cootchie-cooing the 
kiddies earlier this month ~ hasn't worked inside a classroom in 
over fifteen years. 

Meanwhile, those of us who do have a personal stake in 
the outcome -- the faculty, the students, and the voting public - 
have been completely cut out of the decision-making process. If 
the people of California had wanted an arch-conservative 
bureaucrat at the helm of their school system, they would have 
voted for one. This is elephant crap flying in the face of demo- 
cracy, and the true measure of Wilson's motives: to cut the votors 
out of the picture. 


16/The Guardsmao 

Saturday, March 27 

For those participating in 
Project Share in March, food 
pick-up will be in the Lower 
Level of the Student Union 
from 10 to noon. 

March 27-31 

The 40th Annual S.F. Bay 
Area Science Fair-California 
Academy of Sciences-Golden 
Gate Park, 10 a.m. 12 noon. 
A showcase of the best and 
brightest junior and senior 
high school students to pro- 
mote intrest in science and 
critical thinking. 

Wednesday, March 31 

"Can We Produce a Map Of 
The Human Brain?" 12 noon 
1 p.m.. HSW Bldg., UCSP, 
Room 300, 513 Parnassus 476- 
4394. Dr. Joseph B. Martin 
Professor and Dean at U.C.'s 
School of Medicine will dis- 
cuss understanding the com- 
plexities of the human brain. 

Wednesday, March 31 

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor 
Society, general meeting, 
Science 204. Membership ap- 
plications will be available 
and accepted. Membership 
requirements are 12 complet- 
ed college units, 3.0 GPA and 
a $5 per semester member- 
ship fee. Meeting starts at 5 
p.m. Call the AGS Hotline at 

March 26 

"In Our Own Image: Spir- 
itual Expression Through 
Art," 12noon-l p.m., Toland 
Hall, UCSP, 533 Parnassus 
476-5836. A lecture and slide 
show presentation which will 
look at the devlopment of 
spiritual art in the Latina 
and Jewish communities. 
Speakers will be Maria Piiie- 
do and Claire Sherman. 

Thursday, March 26 

Chancellor's hour exploring 
key issues facing the Cali- 
fornia Community Colleges. 
Join State Chancellor David 
Mertes, for the third meeting 
in a series of satellite broad- 
casts. Broadcast begins at 2 
p.m. Call-in: 1-800-442-3665. 

March 25-28 

The seventh Annual Korean 
American Students Confer- 
ence-San Francisco Airport 
Hilton-5 10-486-8060. The Con- 
erence will examine rising 
racial tensions and promote 
political action in the wake 
of the L.A. riots and the latest 
Rodney King trials. 

March 27 & April 3 

Vita Tax Assistance (Volun- 
teer Income Tax Assistance) 
Program at the library. 
Trained VITA volunteers 
will help you fill out the State 
and Federal Income Tax 
returns FREE of charge, 8:30 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Southeast 
campus, contact Josephine 
Cole, Library Level 5. For 
more information, call 650- 

April 4 

Benefit concert for Encuentro 
del Canto Popular, featuring 
the internationally renowned 
singer-composer Gabino Pa- 
lomares from Mexico, 7:30 
p.m.. La Pefta Cultural Cen- 
ter, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berk. 
For more information, call 
(415) 252-5957. 

April 10- July 2 

U.C.S.P. Millberry Fitness 
Center-500 Parnassus, Spring 
into fitness with a variety of 
ciassses - 476-0350. 

April 13-June 29 

U.C.S.F. Millberry Fitness 
Center, 500 Pamasses. U.C. 
will be offering fitness pro- 
grams for physically chal- 
lenged adults in the commu- 
nity - 476-0350. 

April 13 & May 6 
Resume Writing Work- 
shop/1 p.m. 2 p.m. & 1-2:30 
p.m./ Science Hall, Room 
191/Phelan Campus City Col- 
lege. Land that job with a 
great resume. Sign-up for a 
workshop session at the Ca- 
reer Development and Place- 
ment Center. 

ApHI 13 

"The Military's Ban on 
Gays," talk by Keith Mein- 
hold, the openly gay sailor 
who was discharged after 
declaring his homosexuality, 
7:30 p.m., Golden Gate Uni- 
versity, 536 ■ Mission St. 
Tickets are $8 for low-in- 
come & $12. For more in- 
formation, call (415) 979-6699. 

April 27-28 

AGS Blood Drive with the Ir- 
win Memorial Blood Bank. 
Volunteers needed, for more 
information, call Caleb Ross 
at 681-9045 or Charles 
Sinclair at 206-1960. 

Book Sale 

The Friends of the Library 
Bookstore is now open Mon- 
Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Conlan 
Hall, Room E2. All proceeds 
to benefit CCSF library. 
Book donations welcomed. 
For more information, call 
(415) 239-3024. 

Student Job Opportunity 

Student workers are needed 
in the court reporting pro- 
gram to read text in a class- 
room setting. Up to 14 hours 
of work weekly is available. 
Call Jack Casserly at 239- 
3060. The position begins 
immediately, and is at the 
Phelan campus. 

Free Dental X-Ray 

If your dentist has requested 
dental x-rays, you can have 
them taken free of charge by 
the dental assisting graduat- 
ing class in the Dental As- 
sisting Lab, Bungalow 309. 
For more information or an 
appointment call ext 3479. 

Poetry Contest 

The Academy of American 
Poets will award the Felicia 
Farr Lemmon Poetry Prize 
for the best poem by a City 
College student. This preti- 
gious prize includes $100, a 
certificate from the academy, 
and possible publication in 
the academy's anthology. 
Students may submit entries 
to Brown Miller's office, 
L368. Deadline: March 20* 

College Video Contest 

Cash prizes of $3,000. $2,000, 
$1,000 and five awards of 
$500. For more information 
write: The Christophers, 12 
East 48th Street, New York, 
NY 10017 or call: (212) 759- 

March 24-April 13; u 

English Eligibility Exam Spring 1993 

Monday, April 19 1:30 - 3:30 p.m..., 

Tuesday, April 20 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 21 1:30 - 3:30 p.m... 

Thursday, April 22 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.* V114 



Friday, April 23 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 


*Note evening hours. Both day and evening students wd. 
come at this time. 

Health Competencv Exaip 



Exam is scheduled for April 10, at 2:30 p.m., is 
Conlan Hall, Room 101. Students who pass thii 
exam will satisfy Area Gl of the City College grad- 
uation requirement. Pre-registration is not neces> 
sary, but an application can be picked up from ibi 
Conlan Hall Information Desk, Health Science dv 
partment (A-202B). the Nursing department (A- 
201B) or the Testing Office (E-3). 

Scholarship Listing 

Following are a few of the 
many scholarships being of- 
fered to City College students. 
The information is not com- 
plete; it is meant only to be a 
guide. To obtain an applica- 
tion and further information 
on these and many other 
scholarships, please contact 
the Scholarship Office, Bat- 
male Hall, Room 366, or call 

The Chicana Foundation of 
Northern California Scholar- 
ships. Latinas with demon- 
strated leadership and com- 
munity/civic work. Range 
from $500 to $1,000. Dead- 
line: Post-marked by 
March 19, 1993. For more 
information call, Olga Ter- 
razas at (5 10) 769-6099. 

Orville Redenbacher's Se- 
cond Start Scholarship Pro- 
gram. Returning Beginning 
Students. Thirty $1,000 scho- 
larships for 1993-1994. Dead- 
line: May 1, 1993 

Chinese-American Institute 
of Engineers & Scientist.*:, 
Undergraduate Scholarships. 
$S00-$2,000. Deadline: Mar- 
ch 27, 1993 

Edwin B. Almirol Memorial 
Scholarship. CCSF students 
of Filipino descent. $300. 
Deadline: March 31, 1993 

National Federation of thf 
Blind Scholarship. Legally 
blind persons. 26 scholw- 
ships Trom $2,000 to $10,000. 
Deadline: March 31, 1993 

Asian American Journalists 
Association Scholarships. Up 
to $2,000. Deadline: J^ril 
15, 1993 

American Business Wo- 
men's Association Scholar- 
ships/S.P. Chapter. Dead- 
line: April 30, 1993 

Several Scholarships. The 
Swiss Benpvolent Society 
Scholarship. Full-time stu- 
dents who are Swiss Na- 
tionals or of Swiss descent 
Deadline: May 15, 1993 

Asian American Journalist* 
Assoc, Photography Scholar- 
ship/S.F. Chapter, Up to 
$2,000. Deadline: May IS. 

One award. Clement and 
Frieda Arastutz Fund. Fi"'- 
time students who are Swi» 
Nationals or of Swiss des- 
cent. Deadline: May "• 

Ahuhui Kalakaua Scholar 
ship. Student of HawaiiS" 
ancenstry. To be determin- 
ed. Deadline: May 31, l9» 

MERGER, cont from page 7 

ness program who may try to 
start their own business plus there 
will be students in the Small 
Business department who would 
like to be exposed to the larger 
business offerings." 

Other outcomes 

He envisioned the merged de- 
partments being able to make the 
students more aware because ""If 
they are in a specific program, 
they have been pretty much locked 
into that program and the merger 
is going to give them a lot more 

However, Johnson, who became 
chair of the Business department 
in 1987, said that the merger will 
necessitate restructuring the bud- 
get due to the conversion of non- 
credit to credit hours. 

Although Rose said that the sav- 

ings from the combination *" 
minimal, he is positive aboo^ 
"I think there will be a i^; 
growth. One of the positive"!, 
we're going to see ii; a lo' 
verse people working togetn 

According to City CoIIeg^^ 
cellor Evan S. Dobelle, it 's 
ceivable that the merger canjj 
savings to the college, but ^ 
have the ability to speak » 
precisely." , -^ 

Meanwhile, he expressflO J 
sure with the merger «?- 
"I'm very pleased that the *; 
of these departments dete" 
that it was best for the coN^^' 
they combine credit ano^^ 


credit courses and look to 
ture.-.They feel they can 
that with a single merged "» 
ment....that is something 
want to support." 

April 14-Mfly 3, 1993 

KH's final report confirms City College's crisis -- see supplement 

Vol. 115, No. 5 

City College of San Francisco 

April 14-30, 1993 

riioloby Mark Ludak I CoUige Catalog 







Scor£board received in exchange for excluBive 10-year Pepsi contract. 

CCSF joins the Pepsi generation 

What's next • Taco Bell? 

By Karl M. Clothier 

r Unanswered questions and ru- 
mors rage among City College 
students and faculty following the 
signing of a soft-drink distribu- 
tion contract with PepsiCo in ex- 
change for a $70,000 football 

' The contract, which guarantees 
Pepsi the exclusive right to sell 

' soft drinks of less than 60% fruit 
juice in all vending machines 
and catering trucks except the stu- 
dent union for the next ten years, 
or until Pepsi has sold about 
60,000 cases of soft-drinks, was 
signed during an emergency 
meeting of City College's Board 
of Trustees in October of '91. 
Criticism abounds over the 

. deal. Critics charge that the ad- 

' ministration did not include stu- 
dents and faculty in the vendor 

, selection process or consider the 
best interests of the institution at 
large, and some maintain that 
the college did not receive a good 
value for their investment. 

Social Sciences Department 
Chair Darlene Alioto said, "My 
concern was the process. With 
further input we might have got- 
ten scholarships or something 
slse useful to the entire institu- 
ion/'' Additionally, Alioto alleges 
hat Trustee Vami who called the 
emergency meeting of the Board 
rf Trustees, "railroaded it (the 
Pepsi contract) through." 


April 23 

Local 2121 will provide buses 
from City College for a 1 p.m. 
rally on the capital steps. 

May 10 
A.S. Council, in conjunction 
with CalSAAC, will sponsor a 
1 p.m. Sacramento rally in 
front of the state building. 
Buses to leave City College. 
For more information, call 


Academic Senate President 
Steve Levinson told The Guards- 
man, "perhaps we could have got- 
ten a better deal than Pepsi gave 
us," referring to the soft drink 
monopoly. "We should examine 
partnerships of this sort and 
make sure we get adequate value. 
I wish the whole campus had been 
part of that consideration," Levin- 
son concluded. 

Darryl Cox, Dean of Student Ac- 
tivities also expressed concern 
over the contract's negotiation 
process saying, "We have to ne- 
gotiate with the long view and 
with the needs of the institution as 
a whole in mind..." Dean Cox al- 
so questioned whose favor the con- 
tract was in saying the Pepsi con- 
tract was "not in the best interest 
of the school because Pepsi would 
recoup their investment in as lit- 
tle as seven or eight years." 

City College History Professor 
Austin White also expressed criti- 
cism of the contract with PepsiCo 
saying, "Coca-Cola was never 
seriously approached with a full 
package deal which would in- 
clude all the satellite campuses. 
The administration has been 
dealing piecemeal with only one 
potential vendor." 

However, James Kendrix, Di- 
rector of Administrative Services, 
defends the deal from critics say- 
ing, "we have received no back- 
lash from the Associated Students 
(A.S.) so there doesn't seem to be 
a problem with the students." 
Kendrix also said, "Pepsi has a 
real aggressive program for col- 
leges and universities. They 
have been strongly marketing to 
community colleges for a few 
years in this area. We are trying 
to build a stronger relationship 
with Pepsi." 

No student involvement 

Susan Bielawski, A. S. Council 
President said, "to the best of my 
knowledge, A. S. Council was not 
involved in that decision. It was 
handled by the Foundation of 
which former A. S. President, 
Paul Dunn, was a member. 0th- 
Lr than that, there was no student 
See TACO BELL, page 2 

Crisis at CCSF -- A Special Report 

As the college wrestles with the budget deficit, the state legisla- 
ture reconvenes, campuses around the state continue to blame 
Sacramento for their budget problems and prepare to make mEyor 

In The Guardsman "Special Report," which is included in this 
issue, we have attempted to give an in-depth view of the meaning 
of KH's fmal report as departments, students, faculty and union 
members react. 

As the campus community struggles to absorb the full meaning 
and impact of these recommendations, much displeasure, frustra- 
tion, and apprehension is being expressed. 

The recommendations would place additional financial burden 
on students. For example, if the Board of Trustees decide to im- 
plement KH's recommendations, an average semester could cost 
a full-time student an additional $84-$226 per semester. (See 
"Special Report" inside) 

Summer School -- Maybe 

Board orders Dobelle to find $500,000 by 4/29 

By M.PJl.Howard 

Running approximately 1300 
Full Time Equivalent Students 
(FTES) under Capacity (CAP), Ci- 
ty College is now faced with the 
problem of finding a half million 
dollars in order to finance a sum- 
mer program to try and make up 
the difference. In an over-packed 
auditorium at 33 Gough Street, the 
District's headquarters, mem- 
bers of the classified unions from 
both the District and the City 
packed the lunch time special 
Board meeting to remind the 
Board of Trustees that the budget 
will not be balanced on the backs 
of their members. 

District Budget Director Peter 
Goldstein explained that, "With 
the District being under Cap, we 
risk both next year's budget and 
that of the following year. Be- 
cause our funding is based on our 
CAP, then if enrollments fall be- 
low, we not only lose out on our 
growth monies, but also our fund- 
ing will be lowered based on the 
figures we presently have," added 

As to how summer school could 
be funded, the Budget Director 
gave three possible formulas to 
raise the needed capital: 1) trans- 
fer any cost savings from this 
semester for use to operate a li- 
mited and focused Summer Ses- 
sion; 2) utilizing any unused and 
unrestricted Prop, A funds in con- 
junction with any savings gen- 
erated from the Spring Semester; 
3) utilization of any unused and 
unrestricted Prop. A funds only. 
Yet, all of these formulas put the 
District at further risk of recei- 

"Every time our ending bal- 
ance drops, the State Chancellor's 
Office gets a little more concern- 
ed," according to Goldstein. He 
added that if Prop. A funds are 

used, any safety net for the Dis- 
trict would effectively be elimin- 
ated. "We would have a zero bal- 
ance for the end of this fiscal 
year," according to Goldstein. 

As in the February Board meet- 
ing, Trustee Mabel Teng again 
questioned the Budget Director as 
to why the District has no money 
budgeted for the Summer Session. 
Director Goldstein responded 
with, "The State keeps adjusting 
our share of the budget downward, 
as the funds from sales taxes and 
changes in the funding formula 
decreases the monies being allo- 
cated to us." 

He continued saying that, "In 
light of this, we had to take mon- 
ies earmarked for the Summer 
Session in order to maintain the 
integrity of the Spring Semester. 
We were expecting to receive 
$104.7 million but will only re- 
ceive a total of approximately 
$100.5 million. ..leaving us about 
$4 milHon short of what we have 
budgeted for the 92-93 fiscal 
year," Goldstein concluded. 

See SUMMER, page 3 


Global College 2 

Resignations 3 

Calendar of Events 4/12 

Crisis Supplement A-H 

Hear No Evil 5 

Women's Grafitti 6 

Cappucino 7 

Women's Softball 8 

Women's Tennis 9 

Iron City 10 

Pundit Wonking 11 

2/ The Guardsman 

City College ventures 
into global waters 

April i^Miji 


By Mark A. Morales 

Eight delegates from City Col- 
lege of San Francisco working 
under the auspices of the college, 
the International Business Re- 
source Center (IBRC) and Global 
Community College (GCC) recent- 
ly took a 10-day trip to Brazil in 
order to begin educational ex- 

According to Craig Zachlod, 
founder, executive director and 
current board member of Global 
Community College (GCC), it is 
"a network that City College be- 
longs to whose sole purpose is in- 
ternational educational develop- 
ment. GCC is a non-profit con- 
sortium, a club of colleges work- 
ing together toward a common 
goal, instead of competing 
against one another." Zachlod 
said he developed the framework 
for GCC in the early eighties as a 
way to link colleges to interna- 
tional business. He is also direc- 
tor of the recently created IBRC, 
headquartered at Downtown cam- 

The IBRC is part of an ambi- 
tious program undertaken by City 
College to offer business know- 
ledge and opportunities to San 
Franciscans, Zachlod believes 
that colleges must be more inter- 
national, more global in their 
curVicuia. He added, "These 
days colleges have to be entrepre- 
neurial to survive." 

Hand-picked by Dobelle 

The delegates, the majority of 
which were administrators hand- 
picked by Chancellor Evan S. Do- 
belle from various campuses, in- 
cluded Bernice Brown, Dean of 
Faculty and Staff Development, 
Linda Squires-Grohe, Contract 
Education Coordinator, Vester 
Flanagan, Director of Operations, 
Bill Valiente, Dean of Instruc- 
tion, Donna Mooney, Public In- 
formation Officer, Stephanie Gal- 
inson, Executive Assistant to 
Chancellor, Laurie Rose, Down- 

town Campus Dean and Craig 
Zachlod, Director of the IBRC. 

Each member of the group met 
with embassy officials, commerce 
department representatives and 
business leaders in Buenos Aires, 

added, "The community college 
system offers opportunities to for- 
eign students who would other- 
wise be ineligible to attend Amer- 
ican universities." 
Another goal of the excursion 

"These days colleges have to be entrepreneur- 
ial to survive." 

"Craig Zachlod 

founder, executive director and current board 

member, Global Community College. 

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. 

One of the delegates' intended 
goals was "to foster several of Ci- 
ty College's programs," said Gal- 
inson. "It was a reconnaissance 
mission to gather information 
that would enrich our programs at 
the IBRC. The patriotic arm of 
GCC is to promote the city college 
model internationally." Zachlod 

was to investigate the possibility 
of faculty and student exchanges. 
Galinson and Mooney stated that 
this [trip] was not undertaken as 
a result of KH proposals and was 
being organized before KH made 
their proposals. In the report issu- 
ed by KH, it was recommended 
that City College pursue foreign 
enrollment as an economic in- 

vestment and Flanagan ; 
that one of the goals wm 
foreign students to cotnek 

Timing Questioiwi 

The critics question tbtlf 
sending eight adminittn 
from a financially strappf^t 
munity college on a South! 
ican trip during the first t, 
school, and have express^, 
siderable concern and ipi 
tion regarding Dobelle ^ 
sions on GCC. 

Stephanie Galinson i 
Varig/Brazilian Airlinu, 
underwriter of the trip, 'm 
pivotal in the timing of Ihti 
and anytime a donor m 
package it's at their (doiw 
cretion." It is very clew 
speaking with the deleplf 
in addition to choosing tliH 
the delegation as well as Ik 
vidual delegates, Dobeilt ' 
the final decision in accept!: 
airlines offer for the spe 

The delegates were unjfi 
their answers that the tripn 
paid for by the college, li 
there were costs not coveredt 
airline that the individaal! 
bers said they were reqm.f! 
pay "out of their own pockre 
addition, Zachlod said 'CO.* 
some money in its bud|B 
was also used to pay fof> 
costs on the trip. "The holt 
was also taken care oft? 
airline. The approximals t 
each individual ranged 
$250-475 excluding p- 

The delegates were wi 
pressed with the warm ne 
the group received and w* 
ingness of those they met' 
change ideas and infonf 
In Brazil, as in the resl ' 
world, the community f- 
does not exist. There areT; 
primary and secondary ^ 
and universities but they* 
offer the rtexibility or opp^ 
ties the community college* 


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involvement in negotiating the 
contract that I am aware of." 

Men's Athletic Director George 
Rush, who played a major role in 
the negotiation of the contract 
with PepsiCo, also defended the 
deal saying, "whether it's a good 
deal or bad, it's a moot point. The 
contract is signed. We had Coca- 
Cola in here forever and they 
never gave us a nickel. So, with 
Pepsi we got the same deal plus a 

In addition to the uproar and 
controversy surrounding the Pep- 
siCo contract for which we re- 
ceived only a football scoreboard, 
rumors and controversy also 
abound over the possibility of a 
Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Pepsi- 
Co, being located either at the pla- 
za in front of Batmale Hall or the 
press box at the football field 
which would be in direct competi- 
tion with City College's Hotel and 
Restaurant (H & R) program, 
which operates the cafeteria and 
Astrodiac snack bar. 

During an interview with The 
Guardsman on March 30, City 
College Board of Trustees Presi- 
dent Dr. Tim Wolfred indicated 
that the possibility of this exists. 
But, he added, if it were to happen. 

Taco Bell would not replaoj 
& R Department's opej 
Dr. Wolfred also inditf* 
the Board of Trustees h»s- 
ken any action yet on the 

"To the best of 
knowledge, A. 
Council was noi 
volved in that I' 
Bell] decision." 

-Susan Biels' 

Negative impact o"" 
H & R Department U";, 
Scopazzi expressed conW" 
a possible negative impa^ 
H & R cafeteria and ^ 
snack bar sales that a J^ 
restaurant might have ^ 
"we can give the studen»^^ 
deal than Taco Bell- ^ 
make food that is mo^e ^^ 
Scopazzi also said t"" %^ 
the H & R depaHmeniJjj, 
in charge of any ^^, 
snack bars opened on 
lege's Phelan campus- 

















April 14-May 3, 1993 

photo by Mark LudaklGateway 

Paul Dunn 

SUMMER, cont. from page 1 

Vice-Chancellor of Administra- 
tion Juanita Pascual explained 
that, "of the estimated 4,000 B.A. 
students at this time last year, ap- 
proximately one half did not re- 
turn this year." 

Dean William Valiente of Fa- 
culty Support Services, also des- 
cribed the loss of "65 sections due 
to low enrollment." This contr- 
ibuted to another 3,000 students 
being forced out of the system. 

Meanwhile, union members 
from both the District and the City 
bearing tee-shirts that read, "We 
Keep the City Running" pro- 
claimed that, "We will pack ev- 
ery meeting till this issue is re- 
solved." They also warned that, 
"We will fight the District if it 
goes from a twelve month calen- 
dar to a school term calendar for 
employment of the classified em- 

According to a union member, 
"If classified employees are laid 
off for the summer, we can lose 
as much as 40 percent of our 
yearly income." 

Dale Butler, field representa- 
tive/organizer for Local #250, the 
Service Employees InteriTational 
Union which covers many of the 
hospital health care workers, SEiid 
that, "Eight weeks ago, the City 
decided to separate employees 
from the City with those employed 
at the Institution." He further ex- 
plained that. "This will keep any 
classified employee laid off from 
moving into any open positions 
in any other agency of the City." 
^ Trustee Teng promised that. 
No one group will take a greater 
share of the cuts over another 
group." She added that, "When I 
was elected, I was committed to 
the ideal of an open, accessible, 
and affordable education. The 
problem is in Sacramento." 

Despite some hoots. Trustee 
Teng requested understanding of 
the union members that. "We are 
not the enemy. We should not 
turn on ourselves." 

Trustee Maria Monet also pro- 
mised. "I will not support any 
plan that singles out any group 

Chancellor Dobelle, appearing 
in his first Board meeting since 
his recent heart surgery promised 

• to strengthen the integrity of 
the institution." He added that, 
after facing death, "I will not 
back off." He also apologized for 
being absent from his position for 
tlie last couple of months. 

The Board concluded by order- 
ing the Office of the Chancellor to 
Pfind savings in the present se- 
mester's budget to fund a Sum- 
mer Session in time for the April 
29 Board of Trustees regular 

Changing of 
the guard 

Dunn and Dillon 
bid good-byes 
after a year of 
service in A.S. 

By M.PJt.Howard 

Within the last two months, the 
campus student community of Ci- 
ty College has been shaken with 
the resignations of both Associat- 
ed Students Council (A.S.) Presi- 
dent Paul Dunn and Student 
Trustee Leslie Dillon. While 
each resigned for different rea- 
sons, both come at a time of cru- 
cial importance as the whole com- 
munity college system gears up to 
fight Governor Pete Wilson's pro- 
posed 10.5 percent cut and fee in- 
creases of up to $30 per unit. 

The March 23 meeting of the 
Board of Trustees opened on a sad 
note as Trustee Dillion tearfully 
announced her premature resig- 
nation as student trustee. Citing 
the failing health of her father as 
the reason, many on the Board 
and in the audience offered their 
support for her. Dillon, who was 
appointed to the Board in 1991 by 
Chancellor Evan Dobelle, was the 
direct student representative and 
advocate on the Board. While the 
position is advisory only, having 
no voting rights, Dillon has made 
her presence felt with her input 
from the students' perspective. 

Trustee Teng commented that, 
"Leslie has been very helpful," 
and thanked her for her assist- 
ance with fact-finding meetings 
that the Trustee held at various 
campuses in the District in order 
to assess the needs and accom- 
plishments of City College. This, 
in addition to the fact that this 
single mother works and is en- 
rolled full time in the nursing 
program, contributed to her resig- 

Afler hours of "painful deliber- 
ation," A.S, President Paul Dunn 
stepped down on February 3, sub- 
mitting a written letter of resig- 
nation to the Council. Feeling 
that the Council is presently in 
good hands, Dunn decided to take 
advantage of Dobelle's alleged of- 
fer to step into Dillon's seat when 
her term ends. In an interview 
with The Guardsman, Dunn said 
that Dobelle told him that if he 
was appointed to the Board, he 
could not hold both positions, "for 
obvious reasons." 

"I didn't just quit. I see that as 
progress. We have to get ready to 
be tough," stated Dunn. "I've 
worked very hard this past year 
and a half to build some measure 
of credibility and bridge some of 
the gaps in communication be- 
tween administration and fac- 

At the A.S. Leadership Retreat 
held last semester in Big Sur, 
California, one of the subjects up 
for discussion was the position of 
student trustee. Debate revolved 
around the selection process and 
how the candidate is appointed. At 
that time Dunn alleged that form- 
er Trustee President William 
Marquis expressed his openness 
to, "...have student council have 
more input into the appoint- 

Dunn also stated emphatically 
that, "I feel the student trustee has 
to be a strong person...! believe 
I'm the one." The time has come 
to pull together... If we go in as a 
team, we can really get some- 
thing accomplished," added 

The Guard sman/S 

photo by Veronica FaUant 

Children are a bappening at the Child Care Center. 

College to celebrate 
"Week of the Child" 

By Maria Espinoza 

Aimed at increasing awareness 
of children's programs through- 
out the country. City College will 
celebrate the "Week of the Young 
Child" from April 19-23. 

According to Stephen Rico, di- 
rector of the City College Campus 
Child Development Center, "The 
purpose of this event is to provide 
the campus community with in- 
formation about programs that 
are available for children. We 
have invited people to visit our 
children's center." 

Sponsored by the National Asso- 
ciation for Education of Young 
Children, campus events com- 
memorating "Week of the Young 
Child" will begin on April 20 
with a children's art exhibit, 
sponsored by The Guardsman, 
and followed by a reception to be 

hosted by the Associated Students 
Council. Photographs of the chil- 
dren's art work will be printed in 
the next issue of The Guards- 

The Children's artwork will be 
on display at various locations 
around the campus, including the 
showcase in the entrance to the li- 
brary, throughout the week. 

Open House 

An open house is scheduled for 
the campus community and com- 
munity agencies on April 22, 
from 1-4 p.m. at the Child Devel- 
opment Center, B320. 

Students, staff, faculty and 
members of the community are 
cordially invited to attend, said 

For a complete listing of dates, 
times and locations of various 
events, call 239-3462. 

photo by Vtrvniea FaisorU 

One of many playful moments. 

4/The Guardsman 

Campus Calendar 

Tuesdays through Thurs- 

The Decent Council of the 
California Academy of Sci- 
ences announced the incep- 
tion of speciality tours. These 
tours begin at 1:30 p.m. For 
more information contact 
David Shaw or Kirk Sands at 
(415) 760-7142 or call the Do- 
cent's Office at (415) 750-7155 

April 14-April 28 

Annual Juried Student Art 
Show. Artworks including 
painting, drawing, prints, 
ceramics, and sculpture will 
be exhibited at the City Art 
Gallery in the Visual Arts 
Building from 10 a.m. to 3 

Thursday, April 15 
Office of Instruction: 

DCC/District Negotiations at 
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at E200. 
Flex Advisory Committee 1 
p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at ClOl. 
College agenda review 1:30 
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at E200. 
College Council 2:30 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m. at Pierre Coste 

Friday, April 16 
Health Competency Examin- 
ation for students wishing to 
satisfy Area Gl graduation 
requirement. Applications 
are available at the Conlan 
Hall information Desk, 
Health Science A-202B, the 
Nursing Department A-201B, 
and Testing Office #E-3. 

Saturday, April 17 

Flea Market at John Adams 
Campus 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For 
space information call (415) 

Sunday, April 18 

KQED marks Holocaust an- 
niversary with special pro- 
grams in April on Channel 
9. So Many Miracles. This 
documentary, with dramati- 
zations, is the story of Israel 
and Frania Rubinek's sur- 
vival of the Holocaust and 
their reunion with Zofia Ban- 
ya, the Polish farmer who 
saved them. Saul Rubinek, a 
Canadian actor and producer 
of the film, accompanied his 
parents on their journey to 
Poland at 10 p.m. 

Monday, April 19 

PlajTvright, essayist, and so- 
cial commentator Kate Bom- 
stein will speak on writing 
at the Castro-Valencia Camp- 
us from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 19 

California Academy of Sci- 
ences"'Meet the Author Pro- 
gram" presents childrens au- 
thor Suzanna Marshak read- 
ing from her book 'I Am The 
Ocean' from 10:30 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. Free of charge. For 
more information call 750- 

Monday, April 19 

Re-Entry program sponsor- 
ing a stress reduction event 
from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 
Smith Hall Room #106. 

Monday, ^ril 19-Friday, 

April 23 

"Week of the Young 


Children's Art Exhibit spon- 
sored by The Guardsman at 
various locations on Phelan 

Tuesday, April 20 
Children's Art Exhibit Recep- 
tion in either the courtyard 
of the Visual Arts Building 
or inside the Art Gallery 
sponsored by The Associated 
Students Council 12:30 to 1:30 

Thursday, April 22 

Open House 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 
the Child Development Cen- 
ter in Bungalow 300. 

Tuesday, April 20 

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) 
meeting with speaker from 
Career Development and 
Placement Center at 2:00 
p.m. Science Hall Room 

Tuesday, April 20 

Office of Instruction Deans 
of Instruction 8:30 to 10:30 
a.m. at E200. 

Wednesday, April 21 

Christopher Williams of the 
Berkeley Ecology Center will 
give a speech on Environ- 
mental Issuses and Career 
Oportunities in the Bay Area. 
10 a.m. in Science Hall, 300 

Wednesday, April 21 

Constancio Pinto, leader of 
the East Timor Resistance 
will give a speech at noon in 
101 of Conlan Hall. 

Wednesday, April 21 

Lecture by Claudia Bemardi, 
member of an international 
forensics team from 6:30 p.m. 
to 9:30 p.m. in Conlan Hall, 
Room 101, City College Of 
San Francisco. For more 
info call 239-3580. 

Wednesday, April 21 

Re-entry program sponsoring 
LifeAVork Planning Group 
at 12:30 P.M.-2 P.M. at Smith 
Hall Room #106. Also Re- 
Entry Experience 3 P.M. to 
4:30 P.M. at the same loca- 

Wednesday. April 21 

The Commonwealth Club of 
CaHfornia Presents Amaldo 
Hernandez President and 
CEO, Relavent Technologies 
at the Santa Clara Marriott 
for a Luncheon 11:45 a.m.. 
Program 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 21 
The Commonwealth Club of 
California Presents Erich 
Loewy, MD, FACS Medical 
Ethicist: Woodrow Wilson 
Visiting Fellow, Dominican 
College. Marin County Re- 
gion at the Dominican Col- 
lege. Reception at 5:45 p.m., 
Wine and Cheese Reception; 
6:30-7:30 p.m., Program Co- 
sponsors: Dominican College 
& Marin General Hospital. 

Wednesday, ^ril 21 

KQED marks Holocaust an- 
niversary with special pro- 
grams in April on Channel 
9. The Longest Hatred. This 
program presents an analy- 
sis of one of Western civili- 
zation's most persistent and 
destructive prejudices anti- 
Semitism. Featuring promi- 
nent Jewish, Christian and 
Muslim scholars in Europe, 
America and the Middle 
East, the program provides 
insight into the roots of anti- 
Semitism and reports on its 
contemporary manifestations 
at 9 p.m. 

Thursday, April 22 

Celebrate Earth Day at the 
Exploratorium. Join in a 
day of learning about how to 
be kind to the earth. Learn 
about non-toxic cleaners, or- 
ganic gardening, and how to 
make recycled paper out of 
paper. All events are from 11 
am to 4 pm and are free with 
museum admission. Contact 
Linda Dackman at (415) 563- 


Hearing on the 

Master Plan for 

Higher Education 

The Assembly Committee 
on Higher Education, chair- 
ed by Assemblywoman Mar- 
guerite Archie-Hudson (D- 
Los Angeles), will hold a 
public hearing for the review 
of the California Master 
Plan for Higher Educatiion. 

The purpose of the meeting 
is to discuss whether th P M^? - 
ter Plan should b ft rgvisp d 
given the nnanc.ial ^rm? q f 

Students, faculty, staff and 
members of the public are in- 
vited to speak. This will be 
one of only two hearings held 
outside of Sacramento. 

April 23 

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

John Adams Campus 

City College of San 

1680 Hayes Street 

Friday, April 23 
KQED marks Holocaust an- 
niversary with special pro- 
grams in April on Channel 
9. Lodz Ghetto. The besieg- 
ed and doomed city of Lodz, 
Poland, held the second larg- 
est concentration of Jews in 
Nazi Europe before its libera- 
tion in 1945. This film 
chronicles the lives and sto- 
ries of the 200,000 Jews who 
were trapped in the ghetto. 9 

Monday, April 26 

Re-Entry program apou 
ing a stress reduction « 
from 5:30 P.M.-7 P.M 
Smith Hall Room #106, 

Tuesday, April J? 
Wednesday, April 28 
Vampires here today! Ek 
Bank coming soon. Ki 
month City College is li» 
Irwin Memorial Blood B» 
They'll be here to take ji 
blood. Please, help maktt 
a successful blood dn 
RAM Plaza, 10 a.m. to 2f: 
For more info please aui 
Caleb Ross at 681-90^ 
Charles Sinclair at 20€-ll 
Or go to the Student H« 

Wednesday, April 2i 

Michael Levin, Pepsi's i 
keting development msu; 
will speak on the inlni 
tion of its newest pni 
(Crystal Pepsi) . 11 A.K 
Roora# 247 Cloud HaR 

Wednesday, April 28 
Re-entry program spoiis* 
LifeAVork Planning Qa 
at 12;30P.M.-2P.M.atSi 
Hall Room #106. 

Thursday, ^ril 29 

HAITI: Harvest Of H* 
Film and lecture prew 
tion by Kevin Pina. t*.- 
9:30 a.m. to 11;00 a.c 
Conlan Hall, Room 101, 
Collage Of San Fraw 
For more information < 

Sun., May 2/Moil, MI}> 
The Sixth Annual S» 
mento Regional CoHep^ 
wiil be held on Sundaj 
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ani 
Monday from 8:30 to U 
noon. The fair, one of< 
being held in Califomii* 
spring, is a part of a nw 
series. It is cosponsoiw 
the Western Associati*^ 
College Admissions Co* 
lors, the Capital Bda* 
Consortium, and the S* 
mento County Offic 
Education. Contact ^ 
man Shahrokh at 916 ' 
2718, if you have anyP 

Wednesday, May 6 

"The Death Penalty: Bi^ 
Wrong?," is schedule^ 
the evening. The prtP' 
begins at 7:30 ^ 
second-floor auditonoin 
Golden Gate UniversitV' 
Mission St The fonij' 
open to the pubhc. ^\ 
for both events are a*'*' 
for $12 or $8 for low'^; 
persons, by sending a r 
ed. self-addressed en*; 
to: Forum Series AC^^ 
1663 Mission St., No. 4P' 
Francisco, CA 94103. 0^ ' 
the ticket information t^ • 
at 415/979-6699. Genet* i 
mission is $8 per person ^ 
for persons with '"* \ 


April 14-May 3, 1993 

The Guard smaii/5 


The contest to 
end all contests 

The Brady Bunch 


Tickets to "The Real Live Brady Bunch" can be yours by 
guessing the correct answers to the following questions: 

1. Which actor played bass in a group, Light Sweet Crude" 

a. Barry Williams (Greg) 

b. Eve Plumb (Jan) 

c. Susan Olsen (Cindy) 

d. Ann B. Davis (Alice) 

2. Which original Brady cast member performed with the "Real 
Live Brady Bunch " in Chicago? 

a. Tiger 

b. Barry Williams (Greg) 

c. Eve Plumb (Jan) 

d. Florence Henderson (Carol) 

3. Who threw the football that smacked Marcia in the face in the 
episode, "The Subject Was Noses?" 

a. Mike 

b. Greg 

c. Peter 

d. Bobby 

4. Name the goat that Greg hid in his room overnight in "Getting 
Greg's Goat:" 

a. Marcia 

b. Raquel 

c. Billy 

d. Dizzy 

5. What convinces Peter in "Pass the Tabu, "the tiki he wears 
around his neck is cursed? 

a. A giant poisonous wolf spider 

b. A facial twitch 

c. Cindy's nightmares 

d. A rabid alligator 

6. What happened to Greg in the 116th and final episode? 

a. He declared his love for Marcia 

b. He declared his love for his step-mother 

c. His car broke down 

d. His hair turned orange 

Return answers to Carol Hudson, A & E Editor in B-209 no later 
than Saturday, April 17, 1993. (If office is closed drop in the mail 
slot.) The last performance is Saturday April 24. 

pholo by Robert MacFarlane 


Last Days is a beautiful film 

I By Chris Turner 

. "The Last Days Of Chez Nous," 
J8 a subtle, poetic film, haunting 
>n Its beauty and subtle in its 
! buildup, 

.^.'^«. story centers on the rela- 
inonship between three genera- 
loons of the same family as they 
i^oeem to veer off track. 

At the center of the story, the 
'ead woman, played by Lisa Har- 
, 'ow, IS trying to figure out what 
Jiaa gone wrong with her family, 
ner relationship with her father 
I " fractured and argumentive, 
1 find has been since her adole- 
scence, and her relationship with 
[ her husband is dying. 

Entering into this picture is the 

free spirited younger sister, Vic- 
ky, played by Kerry Fox who 
floats through the film with youth- 
ful charm and energy. 

Sad, but optimistic 

"Last Days...," is sad in its pre- 
sentation, but ultimately optimist- 
ic in its message. The interplay 
of the three generations and the 
different perspectives of love both 
offered and witnessed by them 
give the film a complete feeling. 

It's rather like looking at your- 
self without the balance of time to 
organize your memories. Seeing 
your innocence, your early ex- 
periences, and your mature 
understandings of human nature 
all at once. This is a beautiful 
film. Go see it. 

photo by Mtrrick Morlor 


Film Review 

Hear No Evil defies a myth 

By Eric R. Thigpen 

Has Hollywood run out of 

The film industry seems to be 
stuck in a "predictable thriller 
phase" where the protagonists are 
so pure and innocent they become 
unbelievable caricatures and the 
villains are so shallow that the 
suspense quickly fades. 

Although Hear no Evil, directed 
by Robert Greenwald. is slightly 
superior to recent mediocre thrill- 
ers such as Body of Evidence and 
The Hand thatjtocks the Cradle, it 
nevertheless falls into the same 
category. The idea of a deaf wo- 
man being stalked by a ruthless 
killer is truly a terrifying choice. 
However, R. M. Badat's script of- 
ten falls flat with numerous cli- 
ches and unnecessary subplots. 
Strong opening 

The film begins with a bang 
when a priceless historic coin is 
stolen from a museum. Eventual- 
ly, the coin unknowlingly falls 
into the possession of Jillian Sha- 
nanhan (passionately portrayed 
by Marlee Matlin). A marathon 
runner who is physically and 
emotionally strong, she has one 
slight handicap which turns out to 
be the primary obstacle of the film 
" her deafness. 

Martin Sheen gives his most 
eerie performance since The Little 
Girl who Lived Down the Lane as 
the corrupt, greedy Lt. Brock who 
ruthlessly seeks possession of the 

One of the most shockingly poi- 
gnant scenes takes place when 
the killer breaks into Jillian's 
apartment while she is taking a 
bath. Badat makes an interesting 
choice having Jillian's roommate 
dance confidently around her 
room while listening to a blasting 
walkman-making her also deaf 
to the surrounding world. The 
result is an intense and nail-bit- 
ing scene that sticks with you 

long after you leave the theater. 

When Jillian's life is suddenly 
thrust into dangerous turmoil, she 
is luckily befriended by Ben Ken- 
dall (D, B. Sweeney). At this 
point, the film falls off track and 
switches its focus to a trite and in- 
significant romance between both 
leads. It is not until the final 20 
minutes of the film that the story 
switches back into gear. The sus- 
pense becomes non-stop when Jil- 
lian must confront the killer 
head-on by herself. 


The film would have contained 
enough originality, effective per- 
formances, and "edge of your 
seat" scenes to be considered a 
good film if it were not for the 
last two minutes. Ever notice how 
many recent thrillers have the 
bad guy dramatically falling to 
his death after the climax? Well, 
it's getting stale. 

The most memorable part of the 
film is its eerie use of effective 
sound and film editing. The 
scenes in which Jillian is being 
chased are perceived through her 
point of view. The audience sees 
through her eyes as unrecogniz- 
able images are thrust forth and 
an uncomfortable silence seeps 
from the theater speakers. Green- 
wald is successful at presenting 
the interpretation of being deaf 

A handicap is a 
challenge to be 

MatUn plays the role of Jillian 
strongly without a hint of self-pity 
of her impairment. She simply 
uses her other strengths to con- 
front the situation and conquer it. 
D. B. Sweeney does a satisfactory 
job portraying the likeable, sin- 
See EVIL, page 8 

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Tuesday, April 20 

Budget and Planning Com- 
mittee, Student Union Build- 
ing Conference Room. 

Wednesday, April 21 

Dale Shimasaki, Director of 
Research, Planning, and Go- 
vernment Relations will re- 
port on the issues of Non- 
Credit, the latest from Sac- 
ramento, and SFUSD & 
SPCCD's delineation of func- 
tion agreement. 2 p.m. to 4 
p.m. at John Adams Campus 

Wednesday, April 21 

Curriculum Comm. 2 p.m., 

Tuesday, April 27 

Department Restructuring; 
Instructional "Schools;" Lit- 
tle Theater, 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 28 

Academic Senate - Mission 
Campus, Room 110, 2:30 p.m. 
- 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 29 

Board of Trustees Meeting jn 
the Little Theater Phelan 
Campus, 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 4 

The Public Finance Author- 
ity will make final ratifica- 
tion for a special election in 
June to extend the quarter- 
cent sales tax in San Fran- 

Monday, May 10 

New Student Fees. Internal 
Revenue Enhancements (Fi- 
nance Committee). Pierre 
Coste Dining Room; 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 12 

Shared Governance. Conlan 
Hal), 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 25 

Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7 

Thursday, June 24 

Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7 

Thursday, July 22 

Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7! 

Thusday, August 19 

93/94 Budget (Finance Com- 
mittee); Pierre Coste Dining 
Room, 6 p.m. 

Thursday, August 26 

Board of Trustees Meeting, 
Adoption of recommended 
budget. Pierre Coste Dining 
Room, 7 p.m. 

* Times and locations are 
subject to change. All 
changes wilt be publicly 

•• This list was provided 
by the office of the Board 
of Trustees, Conlan Hall, 
E-200, Phelan Campus, 

' Api 

News Analysis ^ 

KH report leaves alot to be desireC 

are questionable 

By M.PJl.Howard 

Like a visiting professor, the 
diminutive president of KH 
Consulting Group stood behind the 
large oak podium and gave her 
lecture in fiscal management to 
the assembled crowd, A near ca- 
pacity audience, comprised pri- 
marily of The Board of Trustees, 
administrators, faculty, and stu- 
dents sat in subdued resignation 
as Gayla A. Kraetsch Hartsough 
presented her findings in the 
Little Theater at the Phelan Cam- 
pus on Wednesday March 31. 

KH Consulting Group (KH), a 
management consulting firm 
based in the Los Angles area and 
hired last November to help the 
District cope with a bombastic 
budget deficit and give ideas to 
correct some of the expected short- 
fall, has recommended: 
The institution down-size or 
right-size departments; trans- 
fer parking fees from student 
government to the general 
fund; increase or implement 
new fees to students; increase 
instructors' load by 20 per- 
cent and possible layoffs. 

Although the latest figures from 
Admissions and Records suggest 
that the district may have lost an- 
other 1,000 students since the fees 
jumped ft-om $6 to $10 per unit, if 
Governor Pete Wilson gets his 
way, the deficit could go as high 
$19.8 million. 

State System Under Attack 

Throughout the state, the com- 
munity college system is under 
attack both financially and by an 
ever increasing demand for ser- 
vices. Examples are older adults 
who are returning to school in an 
effort to be retrained for new jobs, 
those who need to attend classes 
in order to gain necessary "so- 
cial skills" for citizenship and 
those who are being bumped down 
out of the University of California 
and California State University 
systems due to huge fee increases 
at those institutions. This has re- 
sulted in a bottle-neck in post- 
secondary education at the com- 
munity college level. 

City College, which has the lar- 
gest enrollment in the state and 
the nation, is feeling the pain 
even more acutely. State monies, 
which account for almost 20 per- 
cent of the district's budget, began 
to dry up some three years ago. 

Bottom-line economics is what 
the consultants were paid to in- 
vestigate. While barely taking 
into account the ethnic and sexual 
diversity of both students and dis- 
trict employees, the report was ex- 
tremely critical of management, 
charging a lack of fiscal plan- 
ning. This attitude was evident 
in the report which states: 
"...Responsibility is being vested 
in no one with authority, and 
authority is vested in no one with 

The report recommended par- 
tial elimination of radiology and 
dental courses due to cost ineffi- 
ciency. KH further recommend- 
ed that the production costs of The 
Guardsman, the campus student- 
run newspaper, be borne by the 
Associated Students Council, im- 
plying that it (The Guardsman) 
IS a student club, rather than the 
practical application lab that it is 
for journalism students. 

College may undergo transformation. 

Education a Commodity 

Another idea being advanced by 
both KH and the Blue Ribbon Pan- 
el approaches education as a com- 
modity to be sold in various mar- 
kets. This is supported by recom- 
mendations that recertification 
courses in some vocations be 
moved into community service 
where there is no limit on fees 
that the institution can charge. 

Another recommendation indi- 
cates strong recruitment of for- 
eign students, supported by the 
logic that the district has a pro- 
duct to sell overseas, particularly 
to Asia and Latin America. KH 
believes that this can help pull the 
school through the lean years, 
making it less dependent on the 
State of California for its fund- 
ing. KH also stressed the desire 
for the district to contract with 
employers to provide restrictive 
educational opportunities in al- 
ready overtaxed facilities. 

The report attempted to calm 
the fears of some students that 
this strategy not be used at the ex- 
pense of local low-income and 
working-class students who could 
be deprived of the opportunity to 
improve themselves due to a lack 
of available space. 

In addition to the transfer of 
parking fees, KH has further rec- 
ommended that vending and ca- 
tering contracts be transferred 
from A.S. coffers to the General 
Fund, as a means of bolstering 
the district's faltering budget. 
Their contention is that Associa- 
ted Students Council has no legal 
right to these monies. 

Nicole Shaw, A.S. Finance 
Chair assured The Guardsman 
that A.S. will seek legal counsel 
to challenge this. 

Fees! Fees! Feesl 

The report also recommends the 
implementation of a $40 a semes- 
ter fee to all who use the campus 
for parking. While the report is 
optimistic in its projections of the 
money generated, it doesn't take 
into account the impact on park- 
ing in the surrounding neighbor- 

hood by those who cannot i 
not pay such an exhorbitanli 

Similarly the report w 
mends that the $7.50 healft 
instituted just last year, h 
creased to $10 per semester. 

Lastly, the report reton* 
that student workers be \is^' 
place classified positions ;- 
kitchen employees and sow 
ical support staff through* 
system. Student workers, « 
presently locked in at (S-^ 
hour, would back fill those" 

jobs. While this would io« 
cost to the institution cona* 
and provide more employ* 
portunities for students, i!' 
exacerbate the uneinploj» 
problem in the City. 

City College has to come«f 
with an estimated $20 mm 
ficitand needs to tighten* 
over how business is mm^ 
Yet. if future generation' 
priced out, the college wiU»' 
able to fulfill its mission I 
community. Likewise, i)8fi; 
ciscans will not be able to* 
employment challenges s 
next century. 

(Editors Note: With t*^ 
commended per setn«« 
creases to students, the p 
could total as much as l^ 
when one takes into acMuri 
ephone registration fee i> , 
ing recommended by 

Ribbon Panel), a i^^.f^^i 
processing fee for resident 

for foreign students). « 'J,, 
script fee ($10 upon demj^ 
registration materia 9 tj 
$40 parking fee. Nog. ^,, 
this doesn't include Wiis*;,, 
posed fee increase of 5^"^ 
nor the $104 per unit P"^^ 
B.A holders. Add to tJ''^ 
ommended surcharge « , 
student per semester 
College of San Francio^ 
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The Guardsman/C 

Campus reacts to KH recommendations 

Concerns raised about protecting 
the college's instructional integrity 

Guardsman File 

By Rommel L. Funcioa 

The college community ner- 
vously anticipates the decision of 
the Board of Trustees on KH's fi- 
nal recommendations which were 
unveiled on March 31. The solu- 
tions to the budget problem range 
from acceptance of cuts and hir- 
ing freezes to the extension of 
Prop. A. 

Betty Johnson, Business De- 
partment Chair said, "I think the 
faculty has got to get together to 
agree to take a few extra units 
without extra pay. Maybe they 
will also have to have a larger 
load, but these things have to be 
agreed to by the union. If the 
union doesn't agree, they can 

photo by Willie Eashman /file 

Rodel Rodis 

make us take a 10 percent cut." 

Librarian Julia Bergman a- 
grted saying, "I think all sal- 
aries should be frozen. If we 
don't do something about a pay 
freeze we're going to lay off peo- 
ple and this is not an economic 
climate to be standing in the un- 
employment line." 

Bergman doesn't think that ev- 
erybody should get a step increase 
and said that she's personally 
willing to take a pay cut. 

"I really hate to see anything 
that we're doing here that is good 
decimated by this budget crisis 
because, if we tear programs 
apart or cancel classes, I don't 
know if we will ever get them 
back, "Bergman added. 

Extend Prop. A 
On the other hand, Chinatown 
/ampus Dean Joanne Low be- 
eves that the extension of Prop. 
I. or the 1/2 cent state sales tex 
nil be helpful. The proposition, 
ifnich was approved by San Pran- 
iisco voters in 1992, provides 
ome money to schools but sunsets 
ti June. 
Engineering Department Chair 
'ariborz Saniee chorused: "If the 

voters of San Francisco support 
the extension of the 1/2 cent sales 
tax, that can help us a lot. If not, 
the college has to reduce services. 
To what extent they cut, will im- 
pact the number of classes and 
programs that we offer." 

Also, Political Science student, 
Nehemiah Brown said, "I think 
we have to pay more for education 
in California in order to main- 
tain the quality and I think that 
is the only way to save education 
in this state." 

Gov. Wilson's neglect 

Board Trustee Rodel Rodis 
said, "This budget deficit prob- 
lem is caused by Gov. Wilson's 
neglect, if not total contempt, for 
community colleges. His propo- 
sal to cut 11 percent from com- 
munity colleges budget is incom- 

Julia Bergman 

" education is not a priority and I 
think his allegiance is more 
towards business." 

Diana Petrini, an astronomy 
student said, "I think his propos- 
als are awful and preposterous. 

"How can we deal with 90,000 students 
with a budget of only $94 million. To pro- 
perly deal with this, we need at least 
$108 million." 

— Trustee Rodel 


Rodis said that City College's 
population grew last year when 
University of California and 
California State University stu- 
dents transferred here due to tu- 
ition increases at those institu- 
tions. At the same time, Rodis 
said that instead of increasing 
the budget, it is substantially the 
same as it was four years ago 
when the school had only 58,000 

Wilson not pro education 

Rodis asked, "How can we deal 
with 90,000 students with a budget 
of only $94 million. To properly 
deal with this, we need at least 
$108 million." 

Saniee added, "Obviously, Wil- 
son's proposal does not work well 
for institutions like ours since 
his plans would mean less people 
can benefit from community col- 
leges. I'm not in favor of his pro- 

ESL chair, Nina Gibson said, 
"There is no question that Wil- 
son's proposals will hurt educa- 
tion. It is very important, not 
only for the present but for the fu- 
ture of California, that education 
gets fully funded," Gibson de- 

Brown added, "Number one, I 
don't think that Wilson is a gov- 
ernor who is pro education; I feel 
that because he's not for education 

Do You 



The Guardsman? 

Education is not a privilege, it's a 
right. If they want us to succeed, 
why are they trying to make it 
hard for us to get an education." 
Who's in charge? 

Saniee added, "The main cause 
of the problem is the recession. 
This impacts every aspect of 
California including education." 

Moreover, Gibson remarked 
that the number one thing that 
caused the budget crisis is the 
State reimbursement rate to com- 
munity colleges. "The State has 
been almost month by month 
cutting back on all kinds of ap- 
portionments. It is something 
that we don't have control of" 

However, Gibson emphasized 
that this is a state-wide problem 
and that the pain is felt through- 
out California, not just at City 

Professor Francisco Wong of 
the Social Sciences Department 
believes that the change in the 
college administration in the last 
ten years is a factor that con- 
tributed to the problem. He said 
that the changes created instabil- 
ity in the sense that people don't 
know who is in charge or what 
their responsibilities are. 

Bergman adds, "What I un- 
derstand about the situation is ba- 
sically that the college has never 
had a spending control mecha- 
nism in place. Nobody adminis- 
tratively was in place to check 
and say 'Hey! You just went over 
your budget.'" 

Saniee said that one of the ef- 
fects of the crisis on his depart- 
ment is that it has made people 
aware of the situation and made 
them try to find ways to save 
money and offer the same pro- 
grams, but in a more efficient 

He remarked, "Sometimes it 
comes down to offering a lesser 
number of classes. Since the re- 
cession has hit industries as well, 
it has resulted in a lesser number 
of our students being hired. For 
instance, Silicon Valley used to 
hire a lot of our students," Saniee 
said, "but since they laid off a lot 
in the last few years, some of our 
technician programs have suf- 
fered from low enrollment be- 
cause people don't think they can 
get through this program and get 
a job." 

Determine what is fair 

Gibson said that, as a result of 
the problem, there's been a hiring 
freeze. "If teachers leave, we 
can't replace them because we're 
completely stretched. If they 
leave, we have to combine classes 
or cancel them. We've been able 
to to keep classes going by com- 
bining classes and asking old- 
timers to come back and the full- 
time faculty are asked to do over- 
loads, but it is just by the skin of 
our teeth." 

Dean Low said that the crisis 
has made them more conscious 
about their expenditures and said 
that they make sure that they use 
postage properly, use both sides of 
a piece of paper when making 
copies, make the right number of 
copies and do not abuse the copier 

photo by Mark LudaklGattway 

Joanne Low 

Finally Rodis said, "We have 
to face the reality of a shrinking 
pie meaning that every depart- 
ment, every program and every 
group will have to take its fair 
share of the hit. Determining 
what is fair is going to be the 
challenge for us," he added. 

Barbara Byrd, Labor Studies 
department chair, initially re- 
quested that her department be 
merged with the Apprenticeship 
program for financial reasons. 
Most of the money for the Labor 
Studies department comes from 
grants, such as the Montoya 
Fund. Having the apprenticeship 
program for support could in- 
crease their grant options. 

Profit - not education 

"The problem with the mer- 
ger," said Byrd, "is KH's proba- 
tionary proposal which stipulates 
that, if the department cannot pay 
for itself in the first year, it will 
be eliminated. KH is trying to 
turn City College into a profit- 
making business rather than an 
institution of public education," 
Byrd concluded. 

(Nathan Loskutoff also con- 
tributed to this story.) 

D/The Guardsman 

Budget crunch 

We are not alone 

(Editor's Note: This article reprinted courtsey of Chabot 
College from the March 18, 1993 issue of District Briefing, 
Vol.2, No. 20.) 

This feature details how other community colleges and districts 
are coping with difficult economic times. It is an excerpt from a 
regular update provided to the board of trustees by the Office of 
Public Information and Marketing. 

*The Allan Hancock College Foundation - The college will be 
restructured, beginning with the hiring of a full-time executive 
director to lead fund-raising efforts. The effort will be paid 
through the foundation, using no state funds. 

*The American River College - Eliminated the Saturday 

*Cabrillo College - A planning committee is looking into the 
possibility of bringing a bond issue to the ballot in 1994. This 
year's $30 million budget was balanced with one-time funds 
which will not be available next year. All divisions have 
developed budget alternatives cutting both three percent and five 
percent. Head count dropped 12.6 percent in the spring semester, 
compared to the previous spring. 

^College of the Canyons - The number of students with 
bachelor's degrees declined by nearly 60 percent in the spring 
semester, dropping to 193. The assistant superintendent has 
warned that course cuts and layoffs of part-time faculty may be 
necessary this fall. Enrollment increased 3.6 percent in the 
spring semester, compared with the previous spring, but there has 
been a 50 percent drop in the number of students who hold 
bachelor's degrees. 

♦Coast CCD - All administrators have been asked to teach at 
least one class next year. ' 

♦Cuesta College - Under the governor's 1993-94 budget proposal, 
administrators estimate cuts of up to $2.5 million. They predict the 
layoff of at least 45 full-time instructors or elimination of 660 
courses taught by part-timers. 

♦Delta College - The college must cut $3.5 million from its $48 
million budget if the governor's budget proposal is adopted. The 
college could eliminate 30 to 70 of its 400 part-time instructors, and 
some of the 50 administrators or 250 classified employees. 
EHminating 1,800 students and the faculty to teach them can save 
more than $1 million. 

♦Diablo Valley College - DVC is facing a $1 million shortfall 
this year. Cuts will be made in supplies and hourly support staff 
and position replacement will be frozen. Fixed costs such as 
utilities and contracts will need three percent more in next year's 
budget. Head count fell four percent in the spring semester to 
21,000 students, compared with the spring of 1992 (when the student 
population jumped by seven percent over the spring of 1991). The 
number of students with bachelor's degrees fell by half. 

"Foothill-DeAnza CCD - A proposal to consolidate four sports, 
offered at both Foothill and DeAnza colleges is being considered. 
If approved as expected, women's Softball and men's volleybali 
will be offered only at Foothill and water polo and women's 
tennis will be offered only at DeAnza. The changes, to begin in 
the 1993-94 seasons, will save each college $30,000. 

♦Gavilan College • Gavilan will stop mass circulation of its 
schedule of classes this fall. Thirteen faculty members who are 
also paid a stipend of about $3,000 a year as academic advisers, at 
an annual cost of $41,000. will have their counseling assignments 
end in June. 

•Glendale College - The Governors proposal means a budget 
cut of $500,000 in 1993 -94 for on top of $300,000 which was cut this 

♦Hartnell College - Student enrollment fell II percent 
compared with last spring, including a 50 percent decline in the 
number of students with bachelor's degrees. 

•Irvine Valley College - Enrollment in Business classes has 
dropped 20 percent, much of that due to increased fees for students 
with BA degrees. The college has imposed a virtual hiring freeze. 

•Lake Tahoe CCD - Higher fees and severe weather are blamed 
for a 31 percent drop in winter quarter enrollment, to 1 936 
students. Increased fees for bachelor's degree holders were cited 
as a reason for small enrollment in some computer science, 
foreign language and physical education classes. 

•Lassen College - Administrators said future budget cuts may be 
made among part-time faculty members. 
See ALONE, page E 

April 14^ , 

pholo by M.P.A g "" 

There may be fewer cops on cops if KH gets its way. 

KH proposal could 
impact campus co| 

By Emilio Casanova 

Amid rumors that City College 
may eliminate its PubHc Safety 
Department and/or contract with 
an outside security company, KH 
Consulting Group (KH) has form- 
ally recommended to the Board of 
Trustees that Public Safety be re- 
structured "to provide increased 
law enforcement service to all 
campuses without cost increases." 

In a report released on March 
31, KH. a Los Angeles-based firm 
hired by the San Francisco Com- 
munity College District to devise 
a plan for trimming an expected 
$12-20 million budget shortfall, 
recommended that the district 
"should reassign the peace offi- 
cers.. .to ail campuses and in- 
crease training provided all Pub- 
lic Safety employees." 

The report, which contains 
KH's final recommendations, al- 
so states that this restructuring 
would result in "no immediate 
cost savings," but contends that 
there would be "perceived im- 
provements to safety and health 
protection, and avoidance of plac- 
ing officers into situations of 

The consultants suggest that 
'benefits can be expected in the 
form of avoided future costs of 
safety and health-related law- 
suits." citing a recent example 
which cost the district more than 
$11,000 to settle. 

The Public Safety Oflicf? 
distinguished from City 
lege's student police by i 
star on their chest and aret 
ized to handle felony e 
The student officers pain 
campus by foot and pro 
monitor parking violation). 

Chief reacts 

Meanwhile, City Collep; 
Chief Gerald DeGirolamoK 
is working on a contingent; 
in the event his depart* 
asked to make some cuts- 
that may lead to laying <£' 
of its public safety offieen 
said such a decision would^i 
ed on seniority status. 

"Whether (or not) secan 
shifted or the need of acto 
ofFs is implemented, the q* 
of student safety will be ap 
simply because there would" 
as many officers on campus- 
sist and provide the aw 
safety measures," said ^ 
Nelson, a 15-year veteran i* 
Pubhc Safety Department 

"We are the eyes and if 
public safety officers m' 
though we do not share ««■ 
responsibilities, we wO" 
closely with them and c* 
how the cutback of these i^ 
will effect our ability W 
sure the job gets done, ■ 
Jose Villagomez, a two-ye* 
College student police offiW 

Latinos voice concerns over budget 

With the college facing possible program and service "^^^ft' 
campus students and community leaders aired their ^°\gt 
March 29 news conference. ^i/rrtn- of ^ 

April 14-May 3, 1993 

The Guard em Bn/E 

^TiONE cont. from page D 

*Los Angeles Pierce CoUege - Spring semester headcount 
dropped 10 percent, including a 30 percent drop in the number of 
new students. Nearly $2.8 million has been targeted for cuts in the 
1993-94 budget. The Governor's proposed budget would leave Pierce 
with a budget of about $21.5 million, which is what the college is 
paying for personnel this year. The college has cancelled its 
summer session. 

*The College of Marin - The college hasj:ancelled classes with 
enrollments of fewer than 20 students. Spring semester 
enrollment fell eight percent and courses were cut in business, 
computers, English history, math, physical education and 

■Modesto Junior College - MJC hopes to save $100,000 by 
moving to a four-day, 10 hour a day work week this summer. Staff 
members are studying the possibility of offering summer classes 
in just two campus buildings. The college has also stopped using 
overnight mail. 

•Moorpark College - The college hopes to save $4,000 a semester 
in paper, postage and staff time by no longer mailing out grades. 
The College will also cut its summer session by 15 percent. 

*Mt. San Antonio College - A preliminary budget report 
predicts the college could face a deficit of up to $11 million if the 
governor's budget proposal is enacted. The board of trustees' 
newsletter cites projections which, "estimate that Mt. SAC could 
suffer a $4.7 million deficit this year and a deficit of between $6.4 
million and $10 million, with bankcruptcy possibly in 1994-95, if 
no intervening action is taken." Budget-cutting proposals include 
the reduction of staff positions through attrition, reduction of 
unfunded students, rejection of capital projects which would also 
require district funds and elimination of programs through 
restructuring. There is already a virtual hiring freeze. 

'Napa Valley College - The college experienced an 18 percent 
decrease in the number of evening students, attributed to losses of 
bachelor's degree holders. Total student headcount fell 6.7 percent 
compared with last spring. 

♦Orange Coast College - Spring semester headcount at is down 
10 percent compared vrith this period last year, including a 44 
percent drop (1,093) in students holding bachelor's degrees. The 
remaining students are taking more classes. Course sections 
were cut 6.5 percent and class enrollments are down eight percent. 
There were 15,000 students on computer waiting lists for classes, 
with 1,000 unsuccessful in getting any. Budget cuts forced a 
decrease of 6.5 percent in the number of course offerings for the 
spring semester, when the headcount dropped eight percent and the 
number of bachelor's degree holders fell by 1,200. 

•Peralta CCD - The chancellor said the governor's proposed 
budget will mean a $6 million deficit to Peralta next year. SeHing 
Laney College athletic fields to Kaiser Permanente and movang 
sports teams to Merritt or Alameda colleges could brmg $24 
million and generate joint-use facilities. 

•Porterville College - The financial aid director estimates 
that up to one-third of the student population may not be able to 
afford fee increases proposed by the governor for implementation 
next fall. 

'Rancho Santiago College - The chancellor predicts spending 
cuts next year will be about $6 million. Summer session courses 
will be cut back and fall weekend courses eHminated. The district 
cut $7.1 million from its last budget, reducing it to $66.7 million. 
The number of new students has dropped 41.6 percent compared 
with this time last year. Fee increases and elimination of course 
sections led to a 13.4 percent enrollment decline in the spring 
semester, with the largest decreases among part-time and new 
students. The number of course sections had been cut 15 percent. 
The district faces a $2.9 million in budget cuts next year. Summer 
courses may be cut 25 percent to save $200,000 in salary costs. 

'Saddleback Commuaity College District - With the district 
facing a possible $1.5 million loss of state funding next year, the 
chancellor has called for a hiring and spending freeze and the 
initiation of an eariy-retirement plan. The hiring freeze began 
February 1 for all positions, except those involving special 
circumstances, such as the search for a new president at 
Saddleback College. There is a freeze on spending including 
supplies, services and capital costs. 

*City College of San Francisco - the district is trying to 
persuade the Board of Supervisors to call a special spring election 
to extend one of two sales taxes which sunset June 20. buccess 
requires the support of two-thirds of those noting A quarter-cent 
tax was approved by SF voters in 1991 and has yielded $16 million 
for schools and $8 million for CCSF. The other is the half-cent 
sales tax imposed during last year's budget crisis. The projected 
budget deficit for 1993-94 is $19.8 million. 

College looks to outside funding 
in wrestling with budget crunch 

By Karl Clothier 

With student enrollment in- 
creasing dramatically and state 
funding depleting just as rapidly 
in recent years. City College has 
been forced to turn to controver- 
sial outside funding sources. 
Since 1991, City College has re- 
lied on Prop. A money for some 
$7 to $8 million a year to main- 
tain service levels. 

Son of Prop. A 

Legislative help 
rests only on 
special tax 

By Andrea Coombes 

The only proposal coming out of 
Sacramento to help offset Gover- 
nor Pete Wilson's proposed cuts to 
community colleges is the exten- 
sion of the one-half cent state 
sales tax. 

Assembly Speaker Willie 
Brown's proposal to extend the tax 
beyond its June 30 expiration date 
would generate $1.4 billion which, 
according to a representative in 
his office, could be used to avoid 
severe cuts to higher education, 
health and welfare, state resourc- 
es and corrections programs. Be- 
cause community colleges, along 
with K-12 schools, are guaranteed 
40 percent of the state's general 
fund under Prop. 98, their percent- 
age of the $1.4 million would be a 
tremendous boost. 

However, Andrew Meyers, chief 
consultant to the Assembly Reve- 
nue and Taxation Committee, 
said: "We {the Committee) want 
to spread this money out over 
more programs." In other words, 
they want to reduce the amount 
schools will get. 

Diana Fuentes-Michel, senior 
policy analyst with the California 
Postsecondary Education Com- 
mission, an advisory body to the 
State Legislature said, "Student 
fees are going to be increased in 
any scenario. They (school 
funds) won't be cut - as much -- if 
the sales tax is extended." 

Regarding other legislation af- 
fecting funding for schools, she 
said: "Budget committees have 
started to meet. They're putting 
together lists of priorities about 
how they're going to fund the bud- 

Schoors problem 

Fuentes-Michel said part of the 
problem lies with the schools. 
"Community colleges are com- 
mitted to access for people. They 
don't want to change. But they're 
not offering any alternatives." 

She added: "Community colleg- 
es don't want to show their cards 
yet. They don't want to show bow 
much they're willing to compro- 
mise. But during the May revise 
(of the Budget) is when people 
start getting serious." 

In an unprecedented joint state- 
ment, heads of the California 
State University System, the Uni- 
versity of California, the Cali- 
fornia Community Colleges, the 
private colleges' lobby and the 
California Postsecondary Educa- 
tion Commission describe higher 
education as moving toward de- 
cline. The educators did not 
make specific recommendations 
See TAX, page F 

Prop. A money comes from a 
voter-approved one-quarter cent 
add on sales tax levied within the 
City and County of San Francis- 
co. The tax, which raises $24 mil- 
lion annually, benefits the San 
Francisco Unified School District 
(SFUSD) of which City College is 
a member. The Prop. A money 
is divided on the basis of enroll- 
ment, with SFUSD receiving $17 
million, and City College receiv- 
ing $7 million annually. How- 
ever, these funds will disappear 
in June of this year when the Pro- 
position expires, leaving City Col- 
lege in dire straits. 

Prop. A controversy 
Prop. A has been enshrouded in 
controversy since its inception in 
1991. Strong opposition has come 
from San Francisco's state sena- 
tor Quentin Kopp (Independent) 
and the Howard Jarvis Tax- 
payers Association who claim the 
tax is unconstitutional because it 
was enacted with only a 55 per- 
cent voter approval rate instead of 
the 66 percent rate as mandated 
by the state's constitution. The 
two have launched efforts to over- 
turn the proposition on those 
grounds. Additionally, both Kopp 
and the Association claim that the 
Prop. A tax is regressive, affect- 
ing the economically disadvan- 
taged disproportionately. 
Special election 
Despite this opposition, SFUSD's 
Board of Trustees, under advise- 
ment of San Francisco Communi- 
ty College Board (SFCCD) Trustee 
Robert Vami, is calling for a spe- 
cial June 15 election to submit the 
Prop. A quarter-cent sales tax to 
the voters for a permanent exten- 
sion. In the March 25 issue of 
The Observer, City College Pro- 
fessor Austin White highly criti- 
cized the call for a special elec- 
tion, citing concerns over election 
costs that would be home by City 
College and the SFUSD and ques- 
tioned whether it would be possi- 
ble to win voter approval for a per- 
manent extension of the tax. 

The Observer states: "If this 
special tax election fails to 
achieve the passage of a perma- 
nent one-quarter cent local sales 
tax, the district may well not be 
able to return credibly to the vot- 
ers to ask for tax enhancements 
of any sort." 

Instead of a special election re- 
questing a permanent extension 
of Prop. A, White proposed a $46 
parcel tax to "solely benefit the 
San Francisco Community Col- 
lege District" to be placed on the 
November 1993 ballot which 
would provide $8 million annual- 
ly to City College, if approved. 

In an interview with The 
Guardsman on March 29, White 
said that placing the initiative on 
the November '93 general ballot 
as opposed to the June 15 special 
election would eliminate the cost 
of holding a special election. He 
also said that voter approval of the 
parcel tax would be "a vote of con- 
fidence in the Board of Trustees 
to engage in prudent fiscal plan- 
ning." However, White said ad- 
ditional revenue derived from vo- 
ter approval of the parcel tax 
would be meaningless unless the 
money drain into City College's 
financial black hole is stopped. 

SFCCD Board President. Dr. 
Tim Wolfred argued that money 
is not simply disappearing into a 
black hole but that instead the pro- 
blem lies within two areas: in- 
Soe OUTSBDE, page F 

P/The Guardsman 

April H-Mijti^T 

photo by Veronica Faisant 

Dr. Gayla A. Kraetsch Hartsough 
President of KH Consulting Group 

KH cont. from page A 

shortfall in which some instructional programs could be elimi- 
nated. With a projected $20 million deficit for the current year 
alone, the worst case scenario does not seem improbable. This 
would mean slashing programs like Aeronautics and Architecture 
by more than half. It would involve elimination of the following 

Consumer Arts and Sciences 

Dental Assisting 

Dental Laboratory Technology 

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Labor Studies 

Library Information Technology 

Ornamental Horticulture/Retail Floristry 

Radiologic Technology - Oncology 

Theatre Arts 

Even without "down-sizing" in other departments, these actions 
alone would result in the loss of 89 part-time and 19 full-time 

Financial Worthiness 
KH also offered recommendations for several programs to im- 
prove their financial worthiness: 

1. Reconfigure Consumer Arts and Sciences curricula: Interior 
design should go to Architecture. Sewing should be offered as com- 
munity service fee courses. A Fashion Institute should be estab- 
lished in the School of Communications Arts or the Business De- 

2. Integrate Labor Studies and Apprenticeship Program and seek 
more external funding. 

3. Consolidate some of the Transitional Studies classes and re- 
cruit and train volunteer tutors. 

4. Offer more Trace Skills as community service and defer 
other offerings. 

5. Assess the long-term student demand for and financial 
viability of Library Information Technology: Try to increase en- 
rollment. Note that comparable programs are offered at Diablo 
Valley and Foothill Colleges. 

6. Identify other revenue sources for Ornamental Horticul- 
ture/Retail Floristry: Offer larger portion on community service, 
fee basis. 

7. Monitor closely the economic viability of Fort M^son for Art 

8. Have Theatre Arts and Music collaborate more in pursuing 
external funding. Merge into Performing Arts Department. Offer 
courses on community service, fee basis. Pursue corporate and 
community donors. 

9. Identify other funding sources or eliminate the Dental Labora- 
tory Technology programs. Although graduates have no trouble 
getting jobs, the program has negative impact financially. 

10. Identify other revenue sources or eliminate Dental Assisting 
because of similar offerings at other Bay 10 colleges. Target for 
elimination unless it can attract more students or revenues. 

11. Merge Parent Education and Child Development into an Ear- 
ly Child/Parent Education program in preschool settings. 

12. Merge Radiology Technology - Diagnostic and Radiologic 
Technology, Oncology. 

13. Merge Photography, Journalism, and Graphic Communica- 
tions into an integrated program. KH recommends that the As- 
sociated Students Government (ASG) assume more of the operating 
costs of The Guardsman and that the paper solicit advertising. 
Graphic Communications should print more college materials 
perhaps The Guardsman. 

14. In the short term, maintain separate Engineering and Archi- 
tecture Departments, but monitor closely. Architecture faculty 
would prefer to join the School of Communications Arts but KH 
says for financial reasons, it should merge with Engineering and 

be part of the School of Science and Mathematics. 

15. Align required staffing levels with Learning Assistance 
gram requirements. Excessive faculty. 

16. Eliminate Interdisciplinary Studies as a stand-alone 
ment. "Interdisciplinary Studies Department should be eliu 
ed; however, responsibility for the development of interdiscipio 
studies should be integral to every instructional department.' 

17. Monitor industry trends in the aeronautics industry. 


In addition, KH proposes reducing the number of depa 
chairs, and their cost, by combining and renaming several^ 

Physical Education - (perge North and South. 

Hotel/Food Service Management to include Hospitality Tril 
ing, American Cooks School, Hotel/Restaurant Operation. 

Trade and Technology would be formed by Trade Skills, 
motive and Welding. 

Business, Small Business, Supervision and Management 
Office Technology will become Business. 

Broadcasting ar»d Film would comprise a single department ' 

Foreign Languages will include Foreign Languages and ij 
Language Labs. ' 

Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Physics would become Phjsq 

KH recommends that SFCCD should increase average class n 
by five percent beginning this fall with additional increases inn 
future. They present several suggestions: 

Offer more sections with high student demand and not offerlt 
enrollment classes. "Although small classroom settings areta 
ducive to learning, SFCCD can no longer afford such luxuriei.' 

Use the Little Theater and the John Adams auditorium to p 
courses for 100 to 500 students. 

Use available space to accommodate more students or tear id 
walls to make larger classrooms. 

Instructors who teach small classes would have to teach m 

Over-enroll courses at beginning of the semester. 

Develop a strategy to increase class size of under-enrolled li 

Combine small sections. 

Summer school should only offer high-demand and prereqns 
courses and be limited to Phelan campus and a few outlying !» 
tions. Other campuses and facilities should be closed. 

"Blue Ribbon Panel members do not concur with this recomK 
dation because of limited access to summer school from San Fie 
Cisco's diverse neighborhoods." 

Seeking Other Revenues 

Other sources of revenue or cost reduction: 

Eliminate the Men's and Women's Resource Center at a saw 
of $60,000. "The clientele are typically not SFCCD students, but: 
dividuals requiring- directions in their lives, in making dt 
sions, and in setting life goals. The Center's clientele are (* 
struggling with major life problem's related to health, child a' 
personal crises, substance abuse, and other serious problems. ? 
fore they can consider pursuing an education, they must first W 
control of their own lives." 

Replace some counselors with clerical personnel. 

Set Student Health fees at the maximum allowed by the state. ^ 

Offer more opportunities for students to work. Seen as coft- 

GED testing currently costs $32. Raise to $50. 

Automated telephone registration - $3 fee. . 

Processing fee for applications • $10 for residents, $100 for s 
eign students. 

Charge $5 for a transcript, $10 if obtained on-demand. 

Charge $3 fee per semester for registration materials. _ 

Transfer revenues from parking from ASG to the Districts 
eral Fund. Raise parking fee to $40. p. 

Transfer vending/mobile food contracts from ASG t" ^% 
trict's General Fund. ASG should replace lost revenue (ii^j^ 
through fund raisers like bake sales and a $4 student activity'^ 

All students should subsidize the district by paying $2-3 per** 

Replace Civil Service cafeteria workers with students. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Guardsman will keepj^ 
informed of further recommendations and the Board of iru 
response and reaction. 













TAX cont. from page E 

to the Legislature and the Gover- 
nor on how to obtain more money, 
but they said they would compile a 
hst of options and present it in the 
near future. 

Another decision that will have 
to be made concerns Governor 
Wilson's proposal to have local 
governments shift property taxes, 
about $2.6 billion, to schools so 
that the State will not have to pay 
as great a share of school fund- 
ing. The legislative analyst has 
come up with a counter-proposal to 
transfer a greater share of the 
property tax to cities and counties. 
In response to questions about how 
the potential reorganization of 
property taxes might affect edu- 
cation, Puentes-Michel said that it 
all depends on the revisions in- 
corporated into the final budget. 

creasing student enrol]"^ 
part, as a ref '^ of C «; 
State University and uni 
of California cutbacks » 
creasing levels of state 
Exploding studen ^ 
Dr. Wolfred said that OP 

lege's rapid budgetaiy ^F 
is the result of an attempt 1^ 

pace with the needs of an 
ing student body" which f^^ 

90,000 students this yeaf> 
tionally. Dr. Wolfred sg 
City College has the lo*^^^ 
per student in the whole s«^ 
is trying to be there [ot 
one." He added that, ^j^ 
lege gets no extra money . 
additional students) ^ , 
state funding allows [Oi 
one percent increase m 

April 14-May 3, 1993 

The Guardeman/G 

pholo by Angriika Rappe 


City College etudents air their concerns in front of the state building. 

iVof deterred 

Students/faculty continue to 
challege cuts and fee hikes 

pholo by Angdika Rappe 

By Maria Menendez 

"Cut back or fight back!" were 
the shouts that echoed through 
Golden Gate Park on April 2 
when community college students 
rallied to protest proposed fee 

The rally, originally scheduled 
to take place at City Hall, was 
nioved to Speedway Meadows 
when organizers were unable to 
secure a required number of lia- 
bility bonds totalling more than 
■|l million for a 1 p.m. rally in 
the Civic Center, according to 
Abraham Herrera, Associated 
Students Council Fee Hike Com- 
mittee Chair. 

Some 60 students showed up to 
protest Governor Pete Wilson's 
proposal to increase students' tui- 
tion fees to $30 per unit. 

Democracy in the streets 

Among the rally speakers was 
City College's Rodger Scott, presi- 
dent of the American Federation 
of Teachers/Local 2121, who said 
"democracy is in the streets" and 
education is under attack." 

Other speakers included Betty 
Sublet, president of Contra Costa 
Community College, who told the 
gathering, "We're not going to 
stop until we get our education 
back! We cannot contribute to so- 
ciety if we don't go to school." 

A representative for Diablo Val- 
ley Community College described 
the student gathering as an 
alarm clock to wake up the 
sleeping giant." 

Although the turnout was unex- 
pectedly small, students were en- 
thusiastic. They marched to the 
Slate Building in San Francisco 
where they joined up with another 
Email group of City College stu- 

Protesters included representati- 
ves from satellite campuses. 

dents and the rally concluded 
about 3 p.m. 

The next rally is scheduled for 
April 23 in Sacramento. Buses 
will be provided by Local 2121. 

The A. S. Council, in conjunc- 
tion with CalSAAC, will hold 
another rally on May 10. 

According to Susan Bielawski, 
A. S. president, "we have learned 
from our mistakes (as far as or- 
ganizing] and our permits are in 
order." The rally will take place 
in front of the State building in 
Sacramento at 1 p.m. Buses will 
be provided from City College 
Phelan Campus. Call A. S. Coun- 
cil for more information at 239- 

No starship for City College 

Amidst accusations and finger pointing, KH Consulting Group 
released the final draft of their report on Wednesday, March 31. 
The Little Theater was packed with students, faculty and staff, all 
anxious to voice opinions and give "input," Few enough realized 
that the time for input had passed, if indeed there had ever been 
such a time - the report was complete, the printing order had been 
shipped to duplicating services, and there wasn't any argument 
gonna' change the mind of the "experts." 

All this expertise doesn't set too many peoples' minds at ease. 
Lots of "ordinary" people don't trust "experts," college degrees or 
no. The fact that we have been paying these particular experts be- 
tween 40 and 100 dollars per hour for their expertise doesn't ex- 
actly help to shore up confidence. 

The KH representatives answer this concern with gentle, 
vaguely condecending smiles and lots of charts and graphs. "We 
have tried to get as much information as possible before formulat- 
ing recommendations," they begin. "We have gotten over nine 
hundred letters from students giving input." 

KH has tried to put forth this harmonious picture of involvement 
at every level, a kinder gentler consultation. Looking at their 
graphs, one could almost believe that their report was created with 
a broad base of ideas from all levels of the college. Indeed, there 
was even a "steering committee," a body of staff, students, fac- 
ulty, and administrators, created presumably for the purpose of 
providing "input" into the process at every stage of the report. 

Tliey came to lecture ~ not to listen 

At least they wanted it to look that way. Recently, the steering 
committee took an in-house vote to assess the usefulness of their 
position. The result? Over half of the committee feels that the en- 
tire steering process with KH was "a complete waste of time." 
KH, they said, cancelled crucial meetings, failed to provide copies 
of the report from which the committee could work, and generally 
excluded the committee from the process, coming to lecture and 
not to listen. 

I was working here at The Guardsman last semester, when we 
printed the KH "student survey," asking students for "sug- 
gestions" on the budget crisis. I was not the only one to wonder 
why, for a half a million dollars, they wjre not conducting their 
fiwn damned survey. 

But KH is not used to dealing with college students. They have 
tried to be polite, and to appear to be listening, but it is like trying 
to explain rap music to my grandmother. They really do want to 
know , but under their mask of interest is this discomfort, like 
they are going to get bit or something. They want to do a survey, 
so what do they do? They print up a bunch of pieces of paper, send 
them around, read the replies, and BAM you've got a survey. And 
never mind that not one in ten surveys distributed were returned, 
obviously if students really cared about their education they 
would take a more "active role"... 

You see what's wrong with this reasoning. KH never knew how 
to touch the student body on campus, how to communicate to the 
students. They blame the lack of student input on "apathy" (like 
we don't all care if tuition is tripled next semester) instead of 
considering that their methods of survey were faulty. Lots of stu- 
dents don't write well enough to commit their ideas to paper, that's 
just a fact. Lots of students don't want to go to "town hall" meet- 
ings (a smarmy term borrowed from Ross Perot, used to mislead 
people into thinking that the show isn't being run by arrogant, 
overpaid executive types). KH never reached these people. 

Bare minimun out-reach 

Of course, I have serious doubts that they ever wanted to reach 
these people in the first place, I think that KH knew what it wanted 
to say before collecting all of this "input;" I think that they in- 
cluded in their report the input that helped to bolster what they al- 
ready wanted to do, which was to pass the brunt of the budget short- 
fall onto faculty and students, through layoffs and program cuts. 
I mean, if they wanted people to come to their meetings, they would 
have advertised them, and sent a schedule to us at The 
Guardsman like every other public forum does. If they wanted 
student input they would have been out on sunny days talking to 
students, finding out their wants and needs in a real way, by 
meeting them. 

KH did the bare minimum in terms of "outreach," just enough 
to not get accused of elitism, but not nearly enough for any kind of 
real representative input. Their input came from charts and 
graphs, statistics and spreadsheets. And no problem with any of 
that. "There is a place in the world for the accounting robot, cold, 
steel, and focused on the prime directive: Keep it in the 
Blackl Keep it in the Black! Never mind diversity! Never 
mind your soul! Keep it in the Black! 

Ahem. But this is not what we hired KH for. The school is al- 
ready full of staff and administration whose biggest talent is 
crunching numbers, turning data into graphs, and discovering 
the economic bottom line. With KH we had the oppurtunity for a 
new bottom line, a real chance to define and focus our vision to- 
gether " staff, faculty, administration and students. We could 
have shot for the highest ideals of shared governance and drafted 
an educational vision for the 21st century. Instead, we got locked 
out again. Instead of a starship these cut-rate politicians have de- 
livered a half-million dollar Titanic - expensive, arrogant, and 
not as well-furnished or unsinkable as the captain wants us to be- 




A College in Transitioi 


aril 14-M«y 8, 1993 

Ttifl Rmtrdamsn/? 


^n search of.. 

^he perfect cappuccino 

By Velo Mitrovich 

I watched Tony make a big "X" 
on the floor with his foot, just 
behind the counter next to the 
espresso machine. "This is it," 
he said. "Right here. This spot. 
Ground zero." 

Hmm, I thought. I knew it had 
to be around here somewhere. 

The quest for the best cappuc- 
cino has lead me to many places 
where I've had many cups. Some 
good, most bad, and just a few 
memorable. Some people measure 
their life by what they've done or 
who they've seen. I measure mine 
by six ounce cups topped with 
foam. Ask me what I do, where 
I've been, I'll relate it all to cups 
of coffee. I sing the praises of the 
good, and curse the bad. 

When I moved here from 
Seattle, it was at Caffe Roma 
Coffee Roasting Company that I 
found the best cappuccino in San 
Francisco. Almost three years 
later, I'm still going there. 

Tony Azzollini opened the 
roasting company on February 
Ist, 1990. His family, which runs 
Caffe Roma Restaurant, was ex- 
tremely dissatisfied with the cof- 
fee they had been using. So dis- 
satisfied in fact, that they sent 
Tony to Caffe Cavaliere in Bari, 
- Italy to leam cofTee roasting. 

After apprenticing for two 
years, Tony returned. He opened 
up the roasting company in North 
Beach, specializing in a. special 
blend of espresso coffee beans; the 
blend having been in the family 
for three generations. Now some 
Bay his espresso, the base for 
lattes and cappuccinos, is the best 
in The City. Roasted daily, it's 
hard to find much fresher. 

^b Hie aroma 

^pWhen you first enter the roast- 

. mg company at 526 Columbus St., 
the first thing you notice (much 
like you notice a fire truck about 
to run you over) is the coffee 
roaster itself. Deep, reddish ma- 
roon in color, it captures your eye 
even from across the street. For 
some reason if you didn't notice 
the roaster-let's say you were 
counting cracks in the sidewalk, 
your nose alone would tell you 
that coffee is being roasted there. 
Fragrant coffee aromas that 
speak of Sumatro. Java, New Gui- 
nea, and South America lure you 
inside like the Sirens singing for 

/or me though, the visit this 
time was not for the romance of 
t^e bean, but for the facts, nothing 
else, nothing more. I had to know, 
what makes Tony's espresso so 

"Why does my espresso taste so 
good? I'm Italian," Tony told me. 

^Not the lead off answer I was 

■fokmg for. 

^"Well, for those of us who 
aren't, can you expand on that," I 
asked him. 

I'm Italian-that means I'm a 
^ver, and it's my coffee I love. 
My coffee, my roasting, my cafe, 
>t s like a woman to me. It brings 
"le joy and sadness, it feeds me 
and sUrves me." 

Tony paused and slowly looked 
around the cafe, his eyes resting 
now and then on something~the 
big burlap bags of green coffee 
beans, the equipment. 

"All my life and love is right 
here in this store. When my guys 
spill roasted beans on the floor, I 
yell at them. Not because it's 
money they're wasting, but be- 
cause it's my labor of love they're 
dropping on the floor. Each and 
every bean means something to 

Hmm.. .Right... 

"Okay. Tony, I hear you, but 
besides, all this talk of love, pas- 
sion amore' and Frank Sinatra, 
what makes your espresso, your 
cappuccinos, so good?" 

There was a long pause. He 
finally started speaking. 

"What we create here is a blend 
of tastes. We first start with a 
great crema." 

"Crema is the heart and soul 
of true espresso flavor. It's the 
foamy, golden brown extraction 
that results when you have the 
right coffee, the right grind, and 
the right pressure. You quickly 
force the right temperature of 
water through your coffee--the 
result is crema. Here let me 
show you." 

Mastering the machine 

Tony went over to the grinder 
and in one quick motion, put in 
three fresh scoops of coffee into 
the espresso machine's basket 
and slapped in under the ma- 
chine with a twist of his wrist. 
Putting a 6 oz. cup under the 
spigot, he pushed the button for a 
double espresso. As the fluid 
started draining, Tony explained 
his space age espresso machine. 

"It's La Spaziale, from Italy-it 
cost about $7500. The old piston 
lever type works fine, but they're 
too slow. Besides, if you're busy 
flirting, it's too easy to get whack- 
ed by the pistons. You end up 
looking like a 'scemo,' big time." 

He swirled the brown espresso 
in the cup, coating the sides with 

"See, that's the crema, now we 
make the foam." 

Tony poured whole milk into a 
metal pitcher until it was about 
1/3 full. He explained that any 
milk will foam, whole, skim, 
low-fat, but whole milk gives the 
best flavor. Putting the pitcher 
into the steam spout of the ma- 
chine, he turned it on. A low 
rumble like a distant jet taking 
off came out. Lowering the pitcher 
as the foam rose, he gauged the 
temperature by feel, being careful 
not to scorch the milk. 

He poured the foamed milk 
directly into the middle of the cup. 
The espresso rose up and folded 
itself into the foam creating a 
heart shape pattern. 

He put the cup in front of me. I 
sipped. Ahhh. Visions of nirvana, 
dancing Shiva, Valhalla, and 
heaven all swirled around me. 

"This is it." Tony said. "This 
caffe. This espresso. Right here. 
The ground zero of cappuccinos." 

photo by Debomh Simons 

Some seriooB coflee drinlting at the Ca£fe Roma. 

Foreign students 
profitable to U.S. colleges 

(CPS) " Last year more than 
400,000 foreign students, many 
convinced by college recruiters 
that an American education is a 
prized commodity, enrolled at 
United States colleges. 

At City College, there was an 
approximate 500 fiill-time foreign 
student enrollment by the spring 
semester, according to Rolando 
Brovelli of Foreign Student Ad- 

Some colleges are aggressively 
recruiting foreign students to add 
cultural diversity to their cam- 
puses and others are interested in 
boosting enrollment in a sagging 

"I would say there has been an 
explosive growth {in foreign stu- 
dents) in ttie past 10 years, and it 
hasn't leveled off," said Paul 
Crippen, of J. Paul Crippen Asso- 
ciates of Philadelphia, a consul- 
tant to a number of colleges and 

Afiian students 

"I think the reason is because 
the Asian countries rely heavily 
on us for training in engineering 
and technology," said Crippen, 
who predicts that the number of 
foreign students on campuses 
will triple within a decade. 

Despite its intense growth, the 
foreign student market is still a 
fraction of the 14 million total 
U.S. college population. 

In 1991, 65.7 percent of foreign 
students enrolled in public 
schools and 34.3 in private 
schools, according to the Institute 
of International Education. In 
the overall college student popula- 
tion, 80.3 percent of the students 
are enrolled in public schools, 
and 19.7 percent in private insti- 

Heavy recruiting 

The reasons for the heavy re- 
cruiting, which began in the '80s 
and is still going strong, are var- 
ied: a declining pool of tradi- 
tional 18-year-old students, the 
desire of U.S. colleges to teach a 
global perspective and the fact 
that most foreign students pay 
full tuition rates. 

Many colleges reserve all fi- 
nancial aid (OT their American 
students, insisting that they or 
their governments pay full tui- 
tion. Even Christian colleges, 
which traditionally waived tu- 
ition for students from other coun- 
tries, are having to drop the prac- 
tice because of the economy. 

As early as 1974, a handful of 
colleges participated in overseas 
"college fairs." Now one re- 
cruiter estimates "hundreds" of 
U.S. colleges and universities are 
represented abroad. 


from page 6 

Jupe says when she started with 
graffiti, people would give her 
paint and spray can nozzles to 
help her out. 

Reminisce has been supported 
by men as well, but she says that 
in New York City, male graffiti 
artists are harsher on women, 
fearing they might be slower or 
not as skilled in the art 

Women have always been a 
part of graffiti history, as the they 
are now a part of San Francis<y> 
history. Maybe someday the 
"glass ceiling" will cease to ex- 
ist for women in all other social 
arenas as well. 


S^Tfae GuBrdsman 

April 14^. 


Photo by Ellington Brown 

Judo instructor coaches excelleu 

Batter up! Sharon Pau steps up to the plate 

Late errors costly 
for Rams 

By Adam Weiler 

Despite getting a run on the 
board early, the City College 
women's softball team lost to San 
Jose Community College by a 
score of 16-1 on March 30 at 
Balboa Park. 

The Rams Softball team scored 
their run in the first inning on 
an RBI single from Crysse 
Oswald, scoring Sharon Pau. The 
team began the game confidently, 
commiting only three errors thru 
the first four innings, "it's the 
best the team has looked defen- 
sively this year" said Coach Coni 
Staff. The defense fell apart in 
the fifth inning, allowing five 
runs to score and commiting five 
errors. The inning broke the 
game wide open making the score 

Coach Staff is making it a point 
to work on the team's hitting this 
week, "we are going to come up 
against some pitchers that can 
pitch fast and also mix their 
speeds well so I'm working with 
the team on shortening their 
strokes which will help them 
make more contact." 

More bad news 

Some more bad news for the 
team, in a collision at first base 
on Thursday against Chabot, 
Sharon Pau injured her knee. 
The team is waiting to hear 
whether the team's pitcher and 
second baseman will have to have 
surgery. The team was forced to 
forfeit that game against Chabot 
due to lack of players. 

EVIL cont. from page 5 

cere boy-next-door- type; yet, the 
character is presented so two-di- 
mensionally that the romantic 
scenes come across as forced and 

Scene stealer 

It is Martin Sheen, as the evil 
Lt. Brock, who steals every scene 
he's in. After successfully play- 
ing numerous "evil villain 
roles" in past films such as The 
Dead Zone and Firestarter, he has 
perfected this character in Hear 
no Evil. 

Robert Greenwald knows how to 
create suspense through a female 
victim's desperate fight for sur- 
vival ever since his Emmy 
award winning The Burning Bed, 
starring Farrah Fawcett. His use 
of choppy cinematography and 
distorted angles symboHze the sa- 
distic concoctions of a sadistic 

However, the suspense would be 
more powerful if his villains 
were not so paper-thin and the 
script a little less familiar. If he 
concentrated more on the rela- 
tionship between the predator and 
his prey instead of the two "love- 
birds," Hear no Evil could have 
been a genuine sleeper. Maybe 
next time. 

A&E Cal 

Friday, April 16 

The Jewish Museum presents 
"Esther, Golda and Us," a 
panel discussion on the tra- 
ditional and contemporary 
role of Jewish women in 
Jewish and community will 
be held at the museum at 121 
Steuart Street, between 12 and 
1 PM. Tickets are $12 for 
non-members and includes 
lunch. Call 543-8880 for reser- 
vations and more informa- 

Saturday, April 17 
The Physics of the Steel Pan. 
Learn the physics of sound, 
using the steel pan at the Ex- 
ploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., 
S.P. Instruments will be pro- 
vided. Limited to 10 per ses- 
sion. Pre -registration sug- 
gested. Contact Linda Dack- 
man at 563-7397 for more in- 
formation and registration. 
Sunday, April 18 

Mary Shelley's "Waking 
Dream," a one-woman thea- 
ter piece a Theater/Literary 
Arts series will be performed 
at MusicSourccs, 1000 The 
Alameda, Berkeley. General 
$15, Students: $12. Call 510 ■ 
528-1685 for reservations. 

(Editor's Note: The follow- 
ing is Part 2 of an article that 
appeared in the last issue of 
llie Guardsman.) 

By Matt Leonardo 

"When I went to school here the 
judo program was just starting 
with Duggan as the sole instruc- 
tor," said Palacio. "Then in the 
late 70's the big martial arts boom 
took off with Bruce Lee and all 
that. At that time we had four 
instructors. At that time the pro- 
gram lacked continuity because 
each instructor taught it a dif- 
ferent way. In the mid 80's I 
started to teach all the judo 
classes. That way we gained a lit- 
tle more continuity." 

Through all his competitions 
and coaching around the world 
Palacio has continued to develop 
the program at home with his stu- 
dents at City College. 

Since 1988 when Detra Phillips 
graduated from City College 
ranked third in the nation in the 
61 kg weight class, the program 
has developed by leaps and 

"Back then the program hadn't 
developed enough to help her. 
Students here only have four 
semesters," said Palacio. "My 
knowledge fi-om working with the 
O.C. I have brought back to City 
College. I'm really excited about 
that. I've done a lot of things in 
judo. I try to concentrate on school 
and bring that down to the student 

"Now we have a lot of black 
belts in the advanced programs. 
We have a lot of professionals 
coming back into the program. 
Basically we have the best deal 
around. Instead of paying a lot at 
a private club every month they 
pay $30 a semester. I educate them 
how to teach. I use the same tech- 
niques on the world scale." 
Big help 

According to Palacio, the judo 

program can help the wai,, 
competitor and the blacky 
structor. It is still a prop* 
can bring the basics u td 
having their first experiai» 
the martial arts. 

"When I first started li| 
while still competing I tq 
turn out judo players,' nj 
lacio. "Then I realized ll| 
everyone wants to compelt 

"I try to concentrate ontk 
eas: people who want tola 
sport of judo, those whin 
compete, those who just « 
enjoy the people in Uiei 
These three areas are then 
that form my mission jtUi 
for the judo program, 

"At the end of every at 
we run a judo tourney. Tli» 
do not wish to compete hi!; 
the administrative dutiti 
everyone wants to comptt 
everyone wants to be ianln 

Judo is not the only pnp 
the martial arts that is offe 
Palacio. He also offers a jni 
that combines several < 
Asian martial arts into a 
level format that gives . 
fense students a way to ;. 
themselves in an ever mm 
gerous urban environment- 

"I teach it to where a sit. 
son can defend themselve: 
st a big person," said Pala 

Palacio is a man det; 
volved with his professior 
jects. As well as leachinji 
self-defense and tennis, he' 
es the men's soccer team^ 

Palacio is also an author 
the next year, three boob' 
published. A weight trainir 
is expected to hit the book; 
August, then a beginning 
book and a fitness book. 

According to Palacio, 
developing a computA| 
analysis program for 
lege students. 

Sunday, April IS 

Hands-on-leaning, anima- 
tion workshop with Mark 
Street in the McBean Theater 
at the Exploratorium, 3601 
Lyon St., S.F. For informa- 
tion, contact Linda Dackman 

at 563-7337. 
Monday, April 19 

Lecture by Kate Bernstein, 
play-wright, actor will lec- 
ture on writing for theater. 
Lecture is at City College 
Castro-Valencia Campus at 
450 Church St., SP. For more 

information, call 239-3580. 
Wednesday, April 21 

Lecture "El Mozote Massa- 
cre: Uncovering the Truth," 
by Claudia Bernardi, mem- 
ber of an international foren- 
sics team. The lecture takes 
place in Room 101, Conlan 
Hall 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 

April 15-17 &22-24 
San Francisco State Univer- 
sity presents "Don't Bother 
Me, I Can't Cope, a musical 
by Micki Grant, conceived by 
Vinnette Caroll will be per- 
formed at McKenna Theatre. 
1600 Holloway Ave. at 8 p.m. 
Sunday performances are on 

April 18 and 25 at 2 p-H 
tickets and informatio 

April 23-24 

The CCSF PE & Dane 
partment presents Dane 
saics, a showcase of 
faculty and student 
ographed works of a 
ballet, African -Haitian 
more will be perform! 
the City College Thea^ 
p.m. Tickets are genef 
students $4. For morti 
mation, call Gail Bar 

Thursday, April 29 
Kevin Pina, a local 
maker shows his film; 
speaks on the status 
Haiti and the situation 
lead to the coup. FilW' 
ing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 1 
Conlan Hall, Room 101, >^| 
Thru April 30 
Berkeley ReP^'^'"'*'/''-*! 
presents "The Lady froW , I 
Sea, by Henrik Ibsen afl'^l 
reeled by Sharon ^^-^.J 
more ticket prices and "■ -I 
mation call Sharon Kfl«"'l 

April I4-May 3, 1993 

Lady Rams trounce 

photo by M. P. R. Hotvard 

Annie Tang retnming a shot during match 

Photo by M. P. R- Howard 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

City College women's tennis 

am buried Delta 8-1 in a home 

atch April 1, 1993. 

All eight matches were won qn 
;traight sets with only two of them 

eeding seven games in the first 


Carohhe Novak prevailed over 
Delta's Jenny Sanquino 7-5, 6-3. 

nnie Tang triumphed over 

elta's Sara Liyan 7-5, 6-1. 

In the other singles matches, 

oUy Walker defeated Deedee 
Antypas of Delta 6-2, 6-2. Carina 
Perea won her match with Delta's 
Maritess Jamosmos 6-0, 6-0 and 
Alice Fung beat Tina Kendall of 
Delta 6-1, 6-1. Detria Levine had 
. no trouble winning her match 

twith Delta's Christina Torres 6-0, 
In doubles play, City's Walker 
' and Novak defeated Delta's 
- Sanquino and Antypas 6-1, 6-3. 
i Perea and Fung beat Jamosmos 

Caroline Novak practicing serves 

and Torres of Delta 6-1, 6-4. 

Sara Lujan and Tina Kendall 
defeated City's Evelyn Viray and 
Rissa Sumilang 6-2, 6-3 for 
Delta's only win. 

Rams roll over Notre Dame 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

City College men's tennis team 
rolled over Notre Dame of Bel- 
mont in a match at City College 
on March 29, 1993. 

City College won all their sin- 
gles matches thus giving them the 
team match before doubles were 
even played. 

City's Henry Hong defeated 
Notre Dame's Merv Reyes 6-1. 6- 
1. Bob Brown won his match with 
f^otre Dame's Rich Simonton 7-6 
17-3 in the tie breaker), 6-0. Terry 
"Cameron had no difficulty beat- 
'ng Notre Dame's Walter Alva- 
renga 6-0, 6-0. Barron Lipscomb 

Saturday, May 1 
The Asian Art Museum pre- 
sents "Korean Music Right 
Now!" with Jae-Guk Chung, 
fiutist. Tickets are $10 for 
non-members and $8 for 
members. For more infor- 
mation call 668-6404. 

won his match 6-4, 7-5 against 
Notre Dame's Joe Tunney. Ray 
Chau bested John Vuong of Notre 
Dame 6-4, 7-6 (13-11 in the tie 
breaker) and Dennis Yung's 
score was 6-2, 6-3 in his match 
with Notre Dame's John Robin- 

The doubles scores were City's 
Cameron and Brown defeating 
Notre Dame's Reyes and Vuong 
7-5, 6-4. City's Chau and Lipscomb 
won easily against Simonton and 
Tunney of Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-2. 

Notre Dame's only win was 
Walter Alvarenga and John 
Robinson beating City's Dennis 
Yung and Kevin Kwang 7-5, 6-2. 

Men's volleyball 
team improves 

By Bobby Jean Smith 

"We have all the necessary 
abilities, we're a highly- ski lied 
team. The problem is that we're 
the shortest team in the confer- 
ence by far," stated men's vol- 
leyball coach Alan Shaw. 

Coach Shaw continued, "Al- 
most all of the teams in our con- 
ference have one or two players 
in their front line that range 
from six foot one inch to six foot 
three inches. The tallest player 
on our team is a six footer rang- 
ing down to five feet six inches 
for the shortest player. 

"We use our quickness to score 
points and on defense; everything 
is geared towards that quickness. 
Today we're working on quick- 
ness, passing, and having fun, 
the latter because we're practic- 
ing during Easter break", said 
Coach Shaw. 

They're a good team that get 
along well. There are four re- 
turning players and six new 
players, two of which are just 
learning to play. Almost all of 
them are local guys and the one 
exception went to school here. 

Everybody who plays for him 
plays even if not every game or 
match. "I don't cut players, I let 
them cut themselves when they 
find out they aren't going to play 
evpry time," commented Coach 

Coach Shaw added, "We do a 
lot of kidding around as I try to 
make playing a positive experi- 
ence. I try to show them how to 
play relaxed. If they're all tense 
about making a mistake, it will 
only compound the error. 

"They know their jobs, that they 
have to play every point. So even 
if they lose, they know that they 
did the best they could." 

They've three wins and eight 
losses, three wins more than last 
year. "We've better players this 
year. We're a 'solid ten", can pay 
any player in any post," Coach 
Shaw finished. 

The Guardsman/d 

Rams have a 
good outing 

By Adam Weiler 

Matt Finnie led the way as the 
City College Rams track team 
once again put on a good showing 
at San Jose Community College 
on Saturday, April 10. Matt Fin- 
nie won the 400m with a time of 
47.64 seconds and ran the second 
leg of the 4x400m relay in 47.3 

The 4x400m relay team (Este- 
van Goldsmith, Matt Finnie, 
Mike Sanders, and Tyrone Stew- 
art) finished second to San Jose 
Community College with a time 
of 41.05 seconds. Coach Sean 
Laughlin said of Matt Finnie, 
"he's such a great all around ath- 
lete, we are training him to be a 
long jumper as well." Eric Mon- 
talvo put on a great showing for 
City College in the steeplechase 
event with a time of 9:57.8. His 
previous best had been 10:32. All 
in all the team still needs imp- 
rovement in the field events, 
which is one area that Coach 
Laughlin has been working on. 

The women dominated the long 
distance, placing one, two, three 
in the 1500m event. Lisa Lopez 
won it with a time of 4:38.8, seven 
seconds off the school record. 
Second place belonged to Honor 
Fetherston with a personal best of 
4:41, and in third place, also with 
a personal best, was BZ Church- 
man at 4:49. 

Lisa Lopez finished third in 
the 800m with a time of 2:21.50. 
According to Assistant Coach 
Adam Lucarelli, "Everybody ran 
as well as expected or better. The 
team has been working really 
hard all season and this is a 
result of it." 

This was the last of the invita- 
tionals for the team, from here on 
it's dual matches, Conference fi- 
nals, and Nor-Cai finals. 

Men's Baseball Schedule 

Thursday. April 15, West Valley at WVC 2:30pm 
Saturday, April 17, San Jose atCCSF 11am 
Tuesday, April 20, Chabot at Chabot 2:30 pm 
Thursday, April 22, Uney at CCSF 2:30pm 
Saturday, April 24, Delta at Delta 11am 
Tuesday, April 27, West Valley at CCSF 2:30pm 
Thursday, April 29, San Jose at San Jose 2:30pm 
Saturday, May 1, Chabot at CCSF 11am 
WnniRn's Softball Schedule 
Thursday, April 15, Delta College at Delta 3pm 
Tuesday. April 20, West Valley College at CCSF 3pm 
Thursday, April 22, Laney College at CCSF 3pm 
Tuesday, April 27, San Jose Comm. College at San Jose 3pm 
Saturday, May 1, GGC Conference Playoffs at Hayward 12pm &2pm 
Men's Tennis Schedule 
Tuesday, April 20, Modesto at CCS? 2pm 
Wednesday, April 21, Chabot College at CCSF 2pm 
Thursday-Sunday, April 22-25, Ojai Tournament at Ojai Sam 
Thursday-Sunday, April 29-May 1, GGC Tourney at DVC 10am 
Women's Tennis Schedule 
Thursday, April 15, College of San Mateo at San Mateo 2pm 
Friday, April 16, De Anza College at Cupertino 2pm 
Tuesday, April 20, Chabot College at Hayward 2pm 
Thursday-Sunday, April 22-25, Ojai Tournament at Ojai ALL DAY 

Tuesday, April 27, NorCal Dual Team Playoffs at TBA 2pm 
Thursday-Saturday, April 29-May 1, GGC Tourney at Chabot All Day 
Monday, May 3, NorCal Dual Team PLayoffs at TBA 2pm 
Men's/Women's Track & Field Schedule 
Friday, April 16, DVC & West Valley at West Valley 2:30pm 
Saturday, April 17, CSM Distance Classic at CSM 10am 
Friday, April 23, S.J. & Delta & DVC at DVC 2:30pm 
Wednesday, April 28, Conference Trials at Chabot, Hayward 2:30pm 
Friday, April 30, Conference Finals at Chabot, Hayward 3pm 
Men's Volleyball Schedule 
Monday, April 19, DeAnza College at CCSF 7pm 
Wednesday, April 21, Foothill College at CCSF 7pm 
Friday, April 23, Ohlone College at Ohlone 7pm 
Friday, April 28, West Valley College at West Valley 7:30pm 
Friday, April 30, Los Medanos College at CCSF 7pm 

lO^he Guard smao 



April 14-Mij^ 



by Ian Kelley 

Activism on campus kicks into high gear this week as 
KH Consulting's final proposal makes the rounds. As if sky- 
rocketing tuition and sickening budget cuts are not enough of a 
hassle, we are given a third front of this unholy education war. 

The KH proposal has served to bring a lot of people onto 
the playing field of campus politics, people who feel otherwise dis- 
connected from the reality of the state budget; people who are 
opening their eyes to see that the proposal has been written with 
the blood of their departments. Angry people. 

On April 22 the Board of Trustees will decide how much 
of the KH proposal to adopt. In between now and then a lot of busy 
people are hassling the board, advocating for their departments, 
and generally focusing on the parts of the proposal that affect 
their particular slice of the pie. I am no different; for me the 
scary recommendation is the one that would strip student gov- 
ernment of half of its funds (recommendations number VlI-14 
and VIMS, like you didn't already know). Lots of other groups 
have a thorn in the paw about specific recommendations, and the 
column Whole Hog Access on these same pages deals with how 
people can effectively petition the Board on behalf of specific 


Nonetheless, in all this scrambling over specifics, let us 
not miss the bigger point; having to argue with these overpaid 
accountants about educational priorities represents a grave 
failure on the part of the City College administration from the 
word "go". 

For all of its inaccuracies and omissions, the KH report 
is Btill quite a piece of work. Let us give credit where credit is 
due: the proposal is laboriously researched, and seems to take a 
lot into account as it develops its strategies and makes its 

The big problem with the whole thing is that KH was not 
hired to develop strategies or recommendations. That is 
patently the job of the administration. KH Consulting was 
hired to "define policy options", in the words of the Chancellor. 
"Define options". Not "make recommendations". In the entire 
phonebook-thick document, I couldn't find any "defined options" 
that were not in fact strategies developed by KH. Now, these peo- 
ple are competent bookkeepers and fact finders, but they are not 
educators. The KH strategy is based on economic theory, not edu- 
cational theory. We have allowed a team of $80 an hour eco- 
nomic consultants to chart the future of this educational insti- 
tution, and never questioned them as they went far beyond their 

Not like we the students are in any position to challenge 
these smug professionals ourselves, but you would think that the 
administration would do so on our behalf. The fact that this 
never happened makes clear the administration's intent in 
hiring KH in the first place. 

The administration wanted KH to develop "strategies". 
KH was not hired as a diligent fact finder, which is how they 
were presented to the campus community. Rather, KH Con- 
sulting is a way for a few individuals at "the top" to redefine the 
direction of this college without due process or representation. 

When the dust clears from this debacle and we begin to 
see who has benefitted from this proposal and who has been 
harmed by it, it will be all too clear in whose interests this 
report was carried out. Let us hope that enough of City College is 
left for it to matter. 


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Whole ^ Access 


♦ ♦ * * * 

There are a select few people who make the big decis; 
that affect your education. This is about how to get those pet^; 

listen to you. ^^ Legislature- 

The country has Congress, and the state has n 
Legislature. The Legislature is made up of the Assembly and:: 
Senate, and serves to balance the Governor's power. These i 
the people who have the final say over the state buiji 
Governor Wilson has proposed a budget to the Legislature t 
will both triple our tuition gnd cut our budget by 10%. Nolhit(. 
decided until the Legislature votes on the budget on June; 
Target the Legislature on every issue, they historically listai 
students more than the Governor does. 

The most effective ways for individuals and stnfe 
groups to target the Legislature are phone calling and letters 
ing. A handwritten letter is best, a form letter is easier, a t^K ' 
phone call doesn't take that much time. The Associated Stni^p 
Council has volunteered the use of their phones to call c ; 
Legislators, making yourself heard is no harder than a wall, , 
the Student Union. ( 

Use whatever tactic works, just know that it does woA^ 
it's easy to be cynical, but ask anyone who works for an ell 
official and they will tell you that calls and letters change i 
and decide issues. 

Student groups all over the state are targeting 
Legislators. Join the hooplah! Our local Legislators are: 
Speaker WilUe Brown Assembly Member John Burton .| 

Local: (415) 557-0784 Local: (415) 557-2253 

Capitol: (916) 445-8077 Capitol: (916) 445-8253 

P.O.Box 942849 P.O.Box 942849 

Sacto., CA 94249-0001 Sacto., CA 94249-0001 

Senator Quentin Kopp 
Local: (415) 952-5666 
Capitol: (916) 445-0503 
P.O.Box 942848 
Sacto., CA 94248-0001 

Senator Milton Marks 
Ucal: (415) 479-6612 
Capitol: (916) 445-1412 
P.O.Box 942848 
Sacto., CA 94248-0001 

"The Board of Trustees- ^ 

KH Consulting has presented the final version ofU 
report, which outlines ways that the college can trim costiE 
make money. The Board of Trustees is the body that decidest 
much, if any, of the report to adopt. The Board has seven e^s 
members and one Student Trustee, although the Student iw 
has recently resigned and this position remains vacant i^ 
hold their monthly meetings on Thursdays, and on Apnl a^ 
will be discussing the KH report. If your department is ^ 
ened by this report, the most effective defensive tactic '» " *^ 
the Board members individually, and plead the case for yow 
partment. Some ideas: , -„ 

Inform thyselfl The KH report is available for JP; 
in the office of the Associated Student Council in the sto^ 
Union, and also at the office of The Guardsman, in b-^ius. _ 
the specific recommendation that you have a problem ^' 
be able to refer to it by number. The Trustees ar«^'>'"'>f? j^^ 
information, and a vague sUtement like "Save the Arts 
give them much to go on. These people talk specifics ana 
how they need to be talked to. , „onAi& 

Get together with others affected by the recommenw 
Numbers are power, remember that the more people that y , 
resent, the more legitimate you claim to the ^^^^^^ ^po; 
the most articulate person in your crowd to make an ajr 
ment to talk with the Trustee in person. Take turns can ^ 
the same Trustee for two, three hours. These people wani i^J^ 
with their lives like you and me, and if they realize thai x , 
invested enough to hassle them all afternoon, or all we . 
they are a lot more likely to listen to what you have to say- 

Specific recommendations that should con»\ 
students are numbers VII-15 and VII-16, which wulJ-^J 
about half of the Associated Student funds to the 85"!""% 
This money is not a lot for a college of our size, a"*>.'\ ^^ 
of important student activities. Suggest that downsiiine 
istration might be a better way to save the money. ^^j^,. 

Be polite and mature, for gosh sakes - '"*y. jjor 
cop an attitude. These people are acting with ^°°9^fa 
based upon the information at hand. Our job is to giv .^^ 
information that will make them more sympathetic to , 

The Trustees at their offices: 
Robert Burton 241-2231 Mabel Teng ? J5-888U 

William Marquis 641-8916 Ro^^' *^'*^'^ ^!„; «« 

Dr. Tim Wolfred 457-2487 Robert Vami 397-J3=^ 

Maria Monet has no office number. She, like «" "y^gig. 
can be reached through on-campus voice mail at 239- 

More specific information on tactics, issues, ^^^.l 
on the board can be had at the office of The Gua'^ "^ 
Bungalow 209. Let us know the reaction and '■esp<>"»*jj^ 
get: this information allows us to organize more «" .^jj 
future issues. The future of our education resU on ae ^ 
ing made in the next few weeks and months, the time is 
heard - if not you, who? And if not now, when? 

■ AprU 1-l-May 3, 1993 


Finger Pointing and Button Pushing 

These lean economic times propel us to a higher standard 
than some are used to ~ we no longer have the resources for a 
"business as usual" approach to education. The ledger books call 
out for blood, and accountability is the buzzword of the day. 

I am in my fifth semester at City College. It is only in 
the last year that I have understood enough about campus politics 
to "get involved", to find out why needs aren't being met and to 
begin to advocate for student interests. This activity has brought 
me into close working contact with the Associated Student 
Council, our official voice on campus. The ASC is served by a 
faculty advisor ■■ the Dean of Student Activities, Dean Darryl 

In adding my energy to the fight against fee hikes and 
program cuts, I found a real lack of organized response to these 
issues on the part of the student government. At first I thought 
that the problem was incompetence on the part of the Student 
Councilors - surely if they really cared about student issues, 
more would have been done to get the ball rolling before this late 
date. So. I spent some time hassling some Councilors, both 
publicly and privately. And an interesting pattern began to 
emerge. Some of the Councilors just hung back and avoided me, 
of course, but several came forward and talked. And over 
several weeks a plurality emerged, and had this to say: Student 
Government is failing the students because of the behavior of 
their advisor, Dean Cox. 

Well, I figured this was a lot of passing the buck. It's 
easy to blame the higher-ups, "I was just following orders...". Of 
course, I still had this responsibility to cover the story, so I 
began to talk to people, to bug the AS for records, and to check out 
the Dean himself. My conclusions are not pretty. 

The first thing I discovered was that the Dean does not 
exactly keep strict office hours. Over one three week period, 
there were only three days when I found him in his office at 10:00 
am. Whether he was getting paid for the rest of those mornings I 
do not know, but I know that his clerical staff could never tell me 
at what time he would be in his office. He has no posted office 
hours, which is near-scandalous considering the scope of student 
aRairs under liis responsibility. Teachers have to post their 
office hours; it would appear that the Dean does not hold himself 
to such standards of accountability. 

And he certainly isn't going to be accountable to mfi. The 
Dean has a keen sense of who he has to be nice to and who he can 
treat without respect, and it became very clear very quick which 
category 1 fit into. My fact finding trips to the Student Union 
found the Dean to be curt, condescending, and generally 
unhelpful. All this would be just so much opinion if it wasn't so 
widely corroborated -- three secretaries have quit the Dean's 
office in the last two years, two of them preparing lawsuits 
against the Dean, charging harassment. Members of last 
year's student government have also prepared lawsuits against 
the Dean, charging defamation of character. A man's 
personality is generally his own business; however, the behavior 
of the Dean threatens to cost the district money. An 
administrator so embroiled in controversy deserves close 
scrutiny from his superiors. 

Closer scrutiny fi-om students also. One way to scrutinize 
the performance of the Dean is to examine the books of the 
Associated Students, to see how judiciously the Dean has 
"advised" them. These books are public access, and are 
available for viewing in the office of the Dean himself, if you 
can handle the dirty looks from the staff. 

When KH released their report recommending that half 
of AS monies be diverted to the administration, no Councilors 
were on hand to protest. Under the steady advisorship of Dean 
Cox, the Student Council was at that time attending a conference 
in Washington D.C.. The next week, they were attending a 
conference in Florida. Such trips are frequent, more so than 
when I began school here just two years ago. 

The AS budget allocates $1500 for travel. Under the 
advisorship of the Dean, in the last year an additional eleven 
thousand dollars has been funnelled into that account from 
unallocated student monies, The Dean has taken a half dozen 
trips around the country in the last year, and we paid for them. 
Even more damning is the fact that the Dean rents cars on these 
trips and pays himself and each of the student Senators forty 
dollars a day for "expenses" while they are away. Both of these 
acts are in clear violation of the Guidelines for Travel 
Reimbursement, distributed by the Dean himself. These records 
are right there in black and white, and are a clear example of 
Dean Danyl Cox putting himself and the Student Council above 
the rules. That eleven thousand dollars could have been much 
more wisely spent on student affairs on campus, and represent a 
gaping hole in the credibility of the Dean's advisorship. 

I assume that the Dean has friends in high places, since I 
couldn't find very many among the people that I talked to. I 
wonder, though, how long they can keep the Dean insulated -■ KH 
nas wisely recommended that his position be eliminated, and the 
responsibilities be transferred to the Dean of Student Services, 



The Guard sm an/11 


by Asher Miller 


On March 24. about 250 students calmly stood up and 
walked out of Windsor Junior High School in Sonoma County, in 
protest of being stuck with out-of-date textbooks while their school 
board awarded itself a substantial pay raise. Though the protest 
was misguided (a raise from $50 to $240 a month, though nearly 
500%, is still peanuts - and certainly not enough to buy new 
textbooks), it marked a significant action: here was a group of 
junior high kids willing to take action in defense of their own 
education. Junior high kids. This group of students in Sonoma - 
- members of an age-bracket we normally dismiss as just a mob 
of hormone-crazed, moody, neurotic monsters - should be an 
inspiration to us all. 

President Clinton has unveiled his budget proposal. 
Although in many respects it looks much like the same old bilge 
from Washington - thanks in part to Senator Bob Dole's morally 
bankrupt filibuster - we can at least thank our lucky stars that 
he is earmarking more money for public education. President 
Clinton's proposal sets aside $200 million in additional funds for 
education and social services •■ in other words, about as much 
money as it would take to buy the tail section for one B-2 
"Stealth" bomber. It's not much, but a step in the right direction. 
During a campaign swing through California, Clinton 
assured us that economic recovery in this state is key to eco- 
nomic recovery in the nation. We all know that the key to eco- 
nomic recovery is a renewed commitment to public education. 
The two go hand in hand. What company in its right mind 
would want to relocate to -- or even continue doing business in — 
this state, if there is no pool of skilled workers to choose from? 
Now is the time to write to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. It is up 
to our fearless representatives in Washington to make sure that 
President Clinton lives up to his promise to California; it is up to 
us to demand that they take action. 

At this point, the only new money our system receives 
will come from Washington. We certainly cannot count on a 
renewed commitment to public education in Sacramento. Even 
though he received the benefit of a state- subsidized law degree 
from UC Berkeley, Gov. Wilson believes it is "unfair" for 
taxpayers without children in the system to "subsidize" higher 
education for the rest of us. This is like saying it is unfair for 
taxpayers who didn't have fires in their homes to "subsidize" a 
fire department for those who did. Neglecting the infrastructure 
imperils us all. As of now, the best we can hope for is that 
everybody else in Sacramento will put a leash around Wilson's 
neck before he tears up the place. 

Wilson's nominee for Superintendent of Public 
Instruction, Marian Bergeson, is bad news. She is a reactionary 
Orange County Republican, an anti-choice, Bible wielding 
creationist, who supported Gov. Wilson's cuts to education last 
year. The California Federation of Teachers opposes her 

Under state bylaws, she will be automatically confirmed 
if either the Assembly or the Senate fails to veto her appointment 
within 90 days of her nomination. Now is a good time to write 
your legislative representative. 

In his proposed budget. Gov. Wilson intends to cut 
community college funding by over 10%, while simultaneously 
raising fees for undergraduates to $30 a unit. UC and CSU also 
face significant budget cuts and fee hikes next year. 

The legislature must vote on a final budget by June 15. 
Though it is probably useless to at this point to send anything to 
the Good Governor (except perhaps a dead skunk) (and I am not 
advocating the murder of innocent rodents for political gain), the 
rest of the state senate and state assembly is fair game for an 
avalanche of letter writing. See Whole Hog Access upon these 
very pages for the right address. Hint hint. 

If you are subjected to Gov. Wilson's proposed fee 
increases after you've voted, demonstrated, and written your 
representative, at least you can tell your greuidchildren that you 
tried. But if you sit back and do nothing, you will have only 
yourself to blame if your schooling falls out from under you. 
You just might make a difference. 

If 250 pre-teens can take action against Something Very 
Wrong with their school system, you can, too. What's your 

who can hopefully be held more accountable to their advisorship. 
I sense that the Dean is feeling this heat, as he and his staff have 
become more uncooperative with each passing week. No love 
lost, then, by my calling on Dean Darryl Cox to resign his 
position immediately, before KH has to make the decision for 
him. There is a lot that needs reorganizing now at City College, 
and it is time to get busy or get out of the way. 

There are rumors too of darker, uglier administrative 
skeletons in the Dean's closet - if the Dean elects to stand his 
ground it is said in some circles that these too may be brought to 
light. That is no veiled threat on my part, merely straight 
reporting - since I have been doing research, several people have 
stepped forward with Dean Cox-inspired tales of campus 
impropriety - I have no doubt that what I have heard and told is 
the tip of the iceberg. 1 invite additional anecdotes care of the 
Opinions Desk, The Guardsman. 

The gauntlet has been thrown down in the fight to make 
this campus more accountable. The next move is the Dean's. 

12/The Guardsman 

April Uj am 


Monday, May 10 

Re-entry program sponsoring 
LifeAVork Planning Group 
at 5:30 P.M.-7 P.M. at Smith 
Hall Room #106. 

Wednesday, May 12 

Re-Entry Program workshop 
for the preperation of finals. 
3 P.M. to 4 P.M. Smith Hall 

Thursday, May 13 

Attend An Interviewing 
Skills and Resume Work- 
shop. Sign up for a workshop 
session at the career devel- 
opment and placement cen- 
ter. The above session will 
be held in Science Hall, 
Room# 191 at 12:30 P.M. to 
2:30 P.M. 

Mars Institute 
The Planetary Society is spon- 
soring its annual Mars Stu- 
dent Essay Contest. A prize of 
$500 and an all-expense paid 
trip to a Mars-related confer- 
ence will be awarded to the 
student(s) who submits a pa- 
per on the possibility of space 
vehicles from Earth contami- 
nating Mars' environment. 
Papers should include a title 
page, the name and summer 
address and telephone num- 
ber of entrantCs), and the na- 
me and address of their 
school and be 10-15 pages 
long. For more information 
write to: Mars Institute Stu- 
dent Contest, The Planetary 
Society, 65 North Catalina 
Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 
or call Coordinator, Chris 
McKay (415) 604- 6864/N ASA- 
AMES, Moffett Field, CA 
94035. Deadline is May 17, 


25 years of age studying in a 
health care field are eligible. 
Awards from $500 to $1000 for 
full or part-time study. Must 
be 25 years of age or over and 
graduating within 12 to 24 
months from Sept. 1, 1993. 
Application forms in the 
Scholarship Office. Batmale 
Hall, Room 366. Applica- 
tions must be postmarked 
by April 15. 

Asian American Journa- 
list Association Scholar- 
ship, Asian American stu- 
dent with a serious intent to 
pursue a career in journa- 
lism and a commitment to 
the Asian American Commu- 
nity. Contact the Asian Ame- 
rican Journalist Association 
Scholarship Committee, 1765 
Sutter Street,Room #1000, 
San Francisco, Ca. 94115 or 
call (415)346-2051 Deadline, 
postmark by April 16. 

Chancellor's Award Cere- 
mony for the Dean's Hon- 
or List & Scholarship Re- 
cipients. 1583 students who 
earned a grade point average 
of 3.0 or better during the 
Fall of 92 semester will be 
recognized on May 13 at 5 
P.M. Associated Students 
will host a reception in the 
Faculty Dinning Room, 
Statler Wing. If you would 
like to present a monetary 
scholarship as part of the 
program, please contact the 
Scholarship Office by Thurs- 
day April 19, 1993. 

American Business Wo- 
men's Association Scho- 
larship/S.F. Chapter 

Several scholarships for wo- 
men who are U.S. citizens 
and have a GPA of 2.5 or bet- 
ter and have been in school 
for at least one year. Ap- 
plications are available in 
the Scholarship Office, Bat- 
male Hall, Room # L366. 
Deadline is April 30, 1993. 

Golden Gate University 
E.O.P. Headway Scholar- 

For Latinos, Native Ameri- 
cans, African Americans 
who are transfering to Gold- 
en Gate Unversity. Applica- 
tions are available in the 
Scholarships Office, Batmale 
Hall, Room #L366. Dead- 
line is April 30, 1993. 

Orville Redenbacher's Se- 
cond Start Scholarship 
Program. Returning Begin- 
ning Students. Thirty $1,000 
scholarships for 1993-1994. 
Deadline: May 1, 1993. 

American Business Wo- 
men Association, Golden 
East Chinatown Chapter 
Offering Scholarships to Asi- 
an Women seeking a busi- 
ness or professional career. 
Applications are available in 
the Scholorships Office, Bat- 
male Hall, Room #L366. 
Deadline is May 4, 1993. 

1992-93 - COMMUNITY 

Students currently enrolled 
in the Real Estate program at 
CCSF who are determined el- 
igible for financial aid by 
the Financial Assistance Of- 
fice. Awards $400 per sem- 
ester, not to exceed a total of 
$800 per academic year. Re- 
troactive funding is permit- 
ted within the current acade- 
mic year. Scholarships are 
re-newable. Applicants are to 
be Real Estate education ma- 
jors. Applications are availi- 
able in the Scholarship Of- 
fice, Batmale Hall, Room 
366. Deadline Friday, May 
14, 1993. 

The Swiss Benevolent So- 
ciety Scholarship. Full- 
time students who are Swiss 
Nationals or of Swiss des- 
cent. Deadline: May 15, 

Clement and Frieda Am- 
stutz Fund. One award. 
Full-time students who are 
Swiss Nationals or of Swiss 
descent. Deadline: May 15, 

Asian American Journa- 
list Association Photo 
Scholarship, Asian Ameri- 
can students with a demon- 
strated ability and a serious 
career interest in Photo- 
Journalism who reside and 
attend school in the greater 
San Francisco bay area. Con- 
tact Paul Sakuma at (415)492- 
6592. Deadline is May 16, 

The Planetary Society 
College Fellowship 

The Society is offering five 
grants up to $1,000 each to 
undergraduate students en- 
rolled in engineering or sci- 
ence major. The Fellowships 
will be judged on the basis of 
scholastic achievement, a 
commitment to a career in 
planetary-related science or 
engineering and a writen es- 
say. Applicant must be a 
member or nominated a 
member of the Planetary So- 
ciety. All required materials 
must be submitted in the 
requested format to; College 
Fellowship Awards, The 
Planetary Society, 65 North 
Catalina Avenue, Pasadena, 
California 91106. Deadline 
is May 17, 1993. 

San Mateo County Chapter 
AIA Academic Scholar- 
ship Program 

San Mateo county resident 
pursing a architectural edu- 
cation can be awarded schol- 
arship up to $1,000. Must be 
currently enrolled in a ar- 
chitectural program and 
have applied to the NAAB 
(National Architectural Ac- 
crediting Board) for a un- 
dergraduate program. Port- 
folio and a writen statement 
to commitment to the pro- 
fession. Applications are 
available in the Scholarships 
Office, Batmale Hall, Room 
#L366. Deadline , before 3 
p.m. on May 20. 


Student of Hawaiian ances- 
try are eligible. "Must be a 
resident of Northern Califor- 
nia and be in need of finan- 
cial aid. Request application 
form by writing: Violet 
Hughes, Scholarship Chair- 
man Ahahui Kalakaua 1330 - 
36th Avenue San Francisco, 
CA 94122. Enclose a $2 appli- 
cation fee. Deadline is 
May 31, 1993 for application 
to be submitted. 

Charles M. Goethe \ 
morial Scholarship 
Open to students who .. 
children of, or are meiti, 
or senior members of ■ 
Order of De Molay of 
Order of Freemasons. Be- 
joring in Eugenics, {JenK 
or Biological or Life Seii: 
in an accredited collej; 
university. Applications 
available at Batmale F 
Room #L366, Deadliir 
June 10 of each caleit 


Student Job Opportiu^ 

Student workers are wA 
in the court reporting p 
gram to read text in adi 
room setting. Up to Him 
of work weekly is avaik' 
Call Jack Casserly at : 
3060. The position k 
immediately, and is at 
Phelan campus. 


Free Dental X-Ray 
If your dentist has requM 
dental x-rays, you can b 
them taken free of charp: 
the dental assisting graih 
ing class in the Dm: 
Assisting Lab, Bungalo* 
For more information m 
appointment call ext 3479 

San Francisco St* 
University invites' 
campus community tojf 
a march to show 

sponsored by 
Glide Memorial Unit* 

Methodist Church 
The Rev. Cecil William 

WHEN: The march sU 
2 p.m. if the verdict !^ 
nounced in the momir; 
soon as possible after if 
the verdict is annoi^ 
later in the day 

WHERE: Meet in L0t*| 
Holloway between I 
Library and Creative jj 
where buses will be «»»• 
to take marchers i^ 
march start: OaK 
Masonic Streets, Golden 
Park Panhandle. B"*^^ 
leave by 1:30 p.m. for 8*^ 
march; or as soon as t^ 
have gathered, W a 

WHY: To show thai 
community can unite i' 
fully for justice. 

The march will end j' J 
Center with a rally*' 


Education is a right not a privileg 


Recycling Program diverts 1,100 lbs in first weeks of operation 

Vol. 115, No. 6 

City CoUege of San Francisco 

May 3-12, 1993 


Tuesday, May 4 
The Public Finance Authori- 
ty will make final ratifica- 
tion for a special election in 
June to extend the quarter- 
cent sales tax in San Fran- 

Monday, May 10 

A.S, Council, in conjunction 
with CalSAAC, will sponsor 
a 1 p.m. Sacramento rally in 
front of the state building. 
Buses to leave City College. 
For more information, call 

Monday, May 10 

New Student Fees. Internal 
Revenue Enhancements (Fi- 
nance Committee). Pierre 
Coste Dining Room; 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 12 

Shared Governance. Conlan 
Hall, 6 p.m. 

Monday, May 17 

Instructional Offerings Fa- 
cilities (Education Commit- 
tee). Pierre Coste Dining 
Room; 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 25 

Board of Trustees Meeting. 

Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7 


Thursday, June 24 
Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7 

Thursday, July 22 
Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Pierre Coste Dining Room, 7 

Thursday, August 19 

93/94 Budget (Finance 
Committee). Pierre Coste 
Dining Room, 6 p.m. 

Thursday, August 26 

Board of Trustees Meeting. 
Adoption of recommended 
budget. Pierre Coste Dining 
Room, 7 p.m. 

'Times and locations are 
subject to change. All 
changes will be publicly 

'•This list was provided 
oy the office of the Board 
of Trustees, Conlan Hall, 
E-200, Phelan Campus, 


Miniscule offerings 

College moves to implement Summer School 

By M. P. R. Howard 

Despite no resolution having 
been presented to the Board of 
Trustees to fund Summer School, 
Board President Tim Wolfred, 
Chancellor Evan Dobelle, and 
Vice -Chancellor Juanita Pasquai 
stated emphatically that there 
will be a summer school, anorex- 
ic as it may be. 

Pascual stated that, "In May, we 
will bring a resolution before the 
Board of the dollars and cents 
needed for instruction." She add- 
ed, "There will be a Summer 
School" and Dobelle confirmed it. 
Risks, What Risks? 
A student expressed concern 
over safety and security if 
installation of a Wells Fargo 
ATM goes forward. 

Student Trustee Matthew Fleck- 
lin, who was installed on the 
Board early in the meeting, re- 
sponded, "I personally think it's 
an excellent idea. On behalf of 
the students I'd like to say I ap- 
prove of the whole idea," He end- 
ed his statement saying, "Re- 
gardless of the risks involved, we 
have an adequate security force 
on campus for that type of prob- 

A.S. elections 
May 10-11 

Election of Associated Student 
Council senators for the Fall, 1993 
semester will take place Wed- 
nesday, May 10 and Thursday, 
May 11 in the Student Union. 
All CCSF Students are eligi- 
ble to vote in this election. 

Bill Stipinovich, President of 
the Japanese Culture Club, has 
been appointed Election Commis- 
sioner. Bill has held this position 
the previous two semesters. 

Darryl Cox, dean of Student 
Activities, will oversee the elec- 
tion and campaigns. Students in- 
terested in running for President, 
Vice-President or Senator may 
pick up their election packages 
and petitions to run on Monday, 
May 3, 1993 from the Dean of 
Student Activities Office in Room 
SU 209. 

During the last two semesters, 
members of the Associated Stu- 
dents' Council, club members 
and interested students have been 
suggesting rewrites and amend- 
ments to the Associated Students' 
Constitution. All proposed chan- 
ges and amendments will be on 
the ballot for student approval 

See ELECTIONS page 4 

photos fy M.P.R. Howard 

(Lr-R) Director of Business Services and Chancellor Evan S. DobeUe are 
among the many pondering the fate of City College. 

Changes in the Wind 

Believing that, in this time of 
fiscal emergency controls need to 
be in place and feeling the need to 
be able to act quickly, the Chan- 
cellor presented his resolution P-1 
to the Board and the audience. 
Passed by the Board last night, P- 
1 provides for sweeping changes 
throughout the District. These 
include the creation of seven 
schools, temporary suspension of 
the second reading on policy 
changes by the Board, and may 
extend to the eventual creation of 
the post of chief operations officer. 

to name a few. 

Academic Senate President, Ste- 
phen Levinson felt that a section 
of the resolution would skew the 
present system and create another 
layer of bureaucracy to have to go 
through." Dobelle responded that, 
"We need to be able to act quickly 
- to have one individual be able to 
reflect on this entire institution 
on the micro-level, to insure the 
fiscal integrity of the school." 
He added, "We can afford no 

See BOAHD on page 4 

Cesar Chavez 
brought justice 
and dignity to 
the fields 

By Victoria S^chez 

United Farm Workers Pres- 
ident Cesar Chavez died during 
the night of April 23 in the town of 
San Luis, Arizona, not far from 
where he was bom. 

The 66-year-oId Chavez was 
found Friday morning at the 
home of a supporter with whom he 
had been staying while testifying 
against a $9 lawsuit. His body 
has been flown to BakersHeld, 
California, for an autopsy and 

Bom March 31, 1927, on a small 
farm near Yuma, Arizona, 
Chavez became a migrant worker 
at the age of 10 when his family 
took to the road after losing their 
farm in the great depression. He 
never graduated from high 
school, and once counted 65 
elementary schools be had 
attended "for a day, a week or a 
few months." 

Cesar Chavez 

Chavez got his first taste of or- 
ganizing in 1952 with the Com- 
munity Service Organization, a 
Mexican -American civil rights 
group. Ten years later, Chavez 
started the National Farm Work- 
ers Association, the forerunner of 
the UFW. 

National attention 

Chavez first attracted national 
attention in 1965, when his fledg- 
See CHAVEZ page 4 

Z/The Guardsman 

Guardsman fUt ohoto 


Chancellor Evan S. Dobelle 

Dobelle returns 
to tackle budget 

Challenge to implement 
KH report 

By Spencer C. Perry 

Chancellor Evan S. Dobelle, re- 
cently returned after heart sur- 
gery, has found himself back on 
campus amidst intense concern 
and anxiety over the future of Ci- 
ty College of San Francisco. 

On April 21 Dobelle released 
his plan to restructure the college, 
which has yet to be approved by 
the Board of Trustees. He said in 
a later interview that his plan 
was largely based on KH Con- 
suiting's recommendations, but 
also considered the concerns of 
the Academic Senate, the Classi- 
fied and Faculty unions, the 
Department Chair Association, 
the Administrative Assoc-iation, 
the Board of Trustees, and the 
public. His recommendations 
will be considered in different 
stages of Board meetings, start- 
ing with considerations of ad- 
ministrative aspects, and leaving 
instruction and teachers last to be 

"The way it has been set up is so 
that the far more important sub- 
ject is the last to deal with," 
Dobelle said, and added that this 
is useful because waiting gives 
the college a better idea of what 
the situation with Sacramento 
will be and also "how much 
money we will have saved before 
we had to get up into instruction, 
because it's the very last thing 
you want to touch at an academic 

Dobelle has said he will resign 
before any full-time faculty are 
laid off, "The primary focus of 
an institution has to be it's full 
time faculty. Everything else is 
secondary in my opinion, and 
that includes administration, 
classified staff and part-time 
faculty," he said. 

He did add, however, that part- 
time faculty would still take high 
priority, saying "part-time faculty 
teach forty percent of the courses, 
so therefore they also have a 
significEint role at this college." 

Summer session 

One of the responsibilities 
before the Chancellor's office is to 
find savings in this semester's 
budget to fund the summer ses- 
sion. This, according to Dobelle, 
has for the most part already been 
See DOBELLE page 4 

Despite opposition, City Collegt 
pursues plan for warehouse 

By Edison Young 

City College's proposal to build 
a $5 million shop/warehouse fa- 
cility on campus has been met 
with delays and opposition from 
the Sunnyside Neighborhood As- 
sociation, an advocacy group re- 
presenting homeowners in the 

The project has been in plan- 
ning since 1984 and went out to 
bid in 1988. Due to various de- 
lays, the cost of the project has 
doubled from original estimates. 
The Chancellor met with the As- 
sociation in December 1991, and 
assured the neighbors at that time 
that no planning for the new 
buildings on campus would take 
place without neighborhood in- 

On November 23, 1992. the ar- 
chitectural firm Finger & Moy 
presented plans to erect a two- 
story building on the hillside di- 
rectly behind the Child Develop- 
ment Center, between Judson and 
Marston Avenues. Critics say 
that the plans neglected to in- 
volve the neighborhood in the pro- 


Upon learning that the draw- 
ings had been submitted to the 
state and funding for construc- 
tion had been approved, the Sun- 
nyside Neighborhood Association 

"Our office will 
do everyting in 
its power to see 
that his project 
gets built." 

~ Art Johnson 

voiced objections to the construc- 
tion of a two-story industrial 
building on the site, stating that 
problems such as increased traf- 
fic, reduced parking, and destruc- 
tion of one of the few remaining 
eucalyptus groves in the neighbor- 
hood were unacceptable. The As- 
sociation demanded that the 
school consider other alterna- 

City College administration at 
that time stated that the plans had 
to go forward without any scope 
changes, lest funding for the pro- 
ject be cancelled by the state. 
Vice-Chancellor Arthur Cherdack 
emphasized that the school needs 
the shop/warehouse facility to be 
on campus; deliveries are cur- 
rently being taken to the ware- 
house at 1960 Carroll Avenue, 
which the district rents. The new 
facility would consolidate the 
warehouse and all of the shops in 
one area. 

The Sunnyside Neighborhood 
Association contacted State Sena- 
tor Quentin Kopp in February 
1993, requesting his assistance 
in imposing a funding freeze on 
the project; this would have given 
the school time to explore alterna- 
tive plans without losing the 
funds. When Senator Kopp offer- 
ed his help to the College, Cher- 
dack demurred, saying, "I am 
confident that the college and the 
neighborhood association will 
soon reach an agreement accep- 
table to both parties. At this time, 
I do not feel we need your assist- 


Vice-Chancellor Cherdack and 
Susan Vogel of Facilities Plan- 
ning personally lobbied Sacra- 
mento for a time extension. Al- 
though, according to Art Johnson, 
specialist in facilities planning 
for the Chancellor's Office of Cal- 
ifornia Community Colleges, the 
Department of Finance has ap- 
proved the extension for funding, 
final approval is still contingent 
upon Wilson signing-off on the 
state budget 

On April 5, 1993, City College 
arranged a "walk-through" of the 
site and presented an updated 
plan to the neighborhood. This 
new proposal would still use the 
hillside, but only the warehouse 
portion would be built on it. The 
proposal is for a one-story build- 
ing, bunkered into the hillside 

thus making it less obtnt 
The shop portion of the te 
would be built adjacent u- 
practice field, on land noi^ 
pied by parking lot-B. 

Johnson admits that this 
"scope change" in the projw 
adds that it will probably bt 
lowed as long as it does m 
crease costs and the buildiG^ 
main on school property. 

"Our office will do everjs 
in its power to see that thiife 
is finally built," says Job 
"The state is not here tola 
but to help." 

New plan 

The new plan is designii 
eliminate some of the cowr 
expressed by the Neighbwk 


Science Building mural defaced by vandals. 

Graffiti problem 

AGS campaigns to prote 
college's public murals 

By Chris Turner 

The City College chapter of 
Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) is 
attempting to either raise funds 
for or acquire donations of 
Plexiglass plates to cover two 
rapidly deteriorating murals 
located in the main entrance to 
the Science Hall. 

The murals were painted in 
1941 by Fred Olmstead as part of 
the depression-era Works Project 
Administration(WPA), imple- 
mented to fight the colossal 
unemployment of the time. The 
purpose of the Works Project 
Administration funding art was 
a firm belief that it was artists 
that were instrumental to shaping 
and reflecting the fine points of 
any society, and that, in turn, 
society had an obligation to help 
artists to do what only they can. 

The murals were done in 
Tempera on plaster, which means 
that light coats of paint were 
applied while the plaster was still 
wet so that they bonded together. 

The murals twice suffer at the 
hands of vandals, once in the 

graffiti scratched and 

onto them, and again W" 

continuous cleaning o*", 

custodians removing the ff^ 

This concerned AGS !■ 

Lourdan Kimbrell, who no 

and brought it to the attf^ 

AGS. Kimbrell proposed 

funds from businesses or . 

individuals to purchB^; 

glass to protect them- "^ 

and AGS also want resw 

areas that have been sc 

away. ,^ 

Due in part to the budge! 

at City College. AGS has h- 
success in getting ofticiai 
for this restoration projj^; 
because of this that i" 
taking their movemem 
the school. 

■The critical thing rie*''' 
to stop the damage fromj" 
any worse." Kimb;* ^ 
pointing out graffiti scr 
only the day before. ' , 
that have been cleaned oj^ 
restored, but this, 




May 3-12, 1993 

Griffin leaves 
with a warm 
spot in his 
heart for City 

By Diana Urbina 

City College Public Information 
Officer Noah GrifYin resigned 
his post March 30 after more than 
two years of serving the campus 
to begin his new job as press 
secretary for San Francisco May- 
or Frank Jordan. 

Griffin, who began working for 
Jordan on March 31, said in a 
phone interview that his new job 
would entail coordinating all 
press and all events directly re- 
lated to the mayor. 

His new position is not unlike 
his work as public information 
officer, which included promoting 
and raising the visibility of pro- 
grams, departments and out- 
standing individuals, while also 
setting straight rumors and spe- 
culations surrounding the col- 

Although he has a warm spot in 
his heart for the campus and is 
greatly appreciative of working 
with Chancellor Evan Dobelle, 
Griffin is excited about the chal- 
lenges that face him working 
within the Jordan administra- 

Excited about the 
new challenge that 
lies ahead. 

ILong relationship 
Griffin has known Mayor 
Jordan for over 15 years, and 
described him as a decent man 
-doing a difficult job, which at 
present includes balancing San 
Francisco's precarious budget. 
Mayor Jordan has to date held six 
community meetings throughout 
the city regarding proposed budget 
cuts, the last two of which were 
moderated by Griffin. 

In the past, most mayors pre- 
sented the budget without public 
mput, but Griffin noted, "Mayor 
Jordan takes the citizenry ser- 
iously and would rather have the 
budget cuts reached by consensus 
and let them decide what is 
essential to the operation of the 

It was Jordan's community- 
based approach which was a lead- 
'ng cause cited for Griffin's 
decision to work for the mayor. 

Others note that Griffin's posi- 
tion, as well as that of the entire 
public information office at City 
Ullege, was in jeopardy. The of- 
lice is one of the administrative 
offices targeted for elimination 
by KH Consulting Group, which 
described the Public Information 
Umce as a "luxury." 

In response. Griffin said, "The 

J'ubhc Information Office is a 

necessity that the college can ill 

anord to lose -- especially as City 

goes through these challenging 

times." To which end Griffin 

notes that City also needs to 

improve its internal as well as its 

external communication capabil- 

't IS also important that voters 

."^ow what is happening at City. 

'be public needs to feel good 

about the college, especially when 

^ney may be asked to pass mea- 

. f"es that will keep City one of 

I if^e finest institutions," Griffm 

, said. 

City College's future libraiy. 

New library off to 
a ceremonial start 

By Wendy Oakes 

A groundbreaking ceremony on 
April 29 was held to mark the site 
of the future City College Library 
and Learning Resource Center 
along Cloud Circle. 

Construction will be funded by 
the State at a cost of approximate- 
ly $18.7 million. Opening date set 
for the new five-story library is 
sometime in the summer of 1995. 

Plans for the library include 
reading, writing, computer, and 
language laboratories, a listen- 
ing center, library technology 
training, book stacks, a film 
viewing room, a tutorial study 
center, disabled student services, 
a library orientation classroom, 
and a bookstore run by Friends of 
the Library. 

Long time coming 

A new library has been a long 
time coming. Dean of Library 
Services Rita Jones, was hired in 
1972. She said was told by then 
acting Dean Eleanor Blinn that 
the new library had been expected 
in two years time, or approxi- 
mately 1974. Blinn made mention 
of this, as did several speakers 
for the occasion. 

Academic Senate President Ste- 
ven Levinson jokingly refered to 
the project as "the library that 
could never be built." He and 
others commented on the undying 
efforts of Julia Bergman in real- 
izing this goal. She and Phil 
Paulsen received awards for their 
extensive work and perserver- 

Also speaking at the function 
were Associated Students member 
Elizabeth OBrien, Friends of the 
Library President Anka Ohman, 
Board of Trustees President Tim 
Wolfred, Dean of Library Ser- 
vices Rita J. Jones, Chancellor 
Evan S. Dobelle, and University 
of San Francisco President John 
P. Schlegal, who gave the com- 
memorative address. 

"In this time of serious gloom 
it's great to stand here today with 

a vision for the future," said 
Wolfred. "This library is going 
to be the gathering place, the heart 
of the entire campus. It is a 
symbol of hope." 


Ground was broken with golden 
shovels by 16 of the projects' par- 
ticipants. Symbolic offerings 
were made to ceremonial lion 
dancers. A reception followed 
later in the Student Union. 

The fight for a truly successful 
learning facility is not yet over, 
however. The library cannot 
stand without the resources and 
staff that are it's life blood. 

The construction of the future 
City College and Learning Re- 
source Center will be state fund- 
ed, as will equipment and furni- 
ture. But books, resources, and 
supplies are reliant on available 

'The heart of any institution is 
its library," said Chancellor Do- 
belle. "The ability to have these 
State funds in difficult times for 
this extrordinary building which 
is the center of our institution as 
an academy of learning, is very 

He added: "We're very proud 
of it and I am most grateful to 
Julia Bergman and Rita Jones of 
the Library Department for their 
efforts over the years in making 
this day come true." 

The Guardsman/S 

A spirit of unity 
follows dual 
conviction in 
King beating 

By Karl M. Clothier 

Responding to that morning's 
split verdict in the Rodney King 
beating case San Francisco May- 
or Frank Jordan and Reverend 
Cecil Williams of San Francis- 
co's Glide Memorial Church led a 
peaceful march of about 300 
persons from the Panhandle to the 
Tenderloin's Glide Memorial 
Church on Saturday, April 17. 

The 2 p.m. march was organ- 
ized by Reverend Williams, pas- 
tor of Glide Memorial Church. 
Rev. Williams has repeatedly 
called for calm following the ver- 
dict, stressing the need to remain 
unified as a community. 

Of the march. Rev, Williams 
said, "This is a march for unity 
and peace. This is a march for 
no violence." 

Spirit of unity 

The spirit of the march was 
mostly that, one of unity and 
peace. However, some of the pro- 
cession led by members of the 
Socialist's Vanguard expressed 
dissatisfaction with the split 
verdict, chanting "What do we 
want? Justice! When do we want 
it? Now!" and "Half verdict. 
Half justice!" 

The march ended at Glide Me- 
morial with marchers entering 
two abreast singing the hymn 
"Amen," which echoed off the 
sanctuary's beamed ceiling and 
reflected the peaceful solidarity of 
the march. Rev. Williams then 
led an hour-long celebration oT~ 
music and dance interspersed 
with speakers proclaiming the 
verdict to be just. 

Other rallies occurred through- 
out San Francisco that Saturday, 
including one at Market and 
Powell Streets, and two, one at 
Height and Fillmore Streets, and 
the other Mission and 24th Streets, 
sponsored by Roots Against War 
(RAW), all decrying the verdict. 

A man who identified himself 
as Don Jackson and identified 
himself as a member of RAW 
said, "The fact that only two cops 
were convicted when there were 
24 at the scene (of the King 
beating) is a sad and angering 
statement. That's not justice." 

In sharp contrast to the riots, 
looting, and over two thousand 
arrests which occurred last year 
in San Francisco following the 
initial acquittal in the State's 
prosecution, San Francisco po